Monthly Archives: January 2013

Big Time at the Swap Meet

It was a big weekend in barn door land.  It started with a mountain bike ride from a secret location we call Dog Pen. The post where this ride was generated can be read here, its pretty funny to see … Continue reading

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Ergon Grips

(ed. note:  Flippant opinion pieces don’t pay the bills, need to write some reviews.) I snagged some Ergon grips from my buddy Mark a couple of months ago and I’ve drank the kool-aid, they rule.  It seems Ergon makes countless models … Continue reading

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A Real American Hero

Thanks to Mike who sends me interesting links I read this piece by Mike Magnuson about Greg LeMond.  Magnuson was a cyclist and English professor in Southern Illinois for awhile but has moved on to greener pastures after writing the book … Continue reading

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Lake Boot Repair, Magic Healing Water, Gates Belt Drive

These Lake winter boots are some of the best footware I’ve ever owned, They are about 8 or 9 years old and have seen way too many winters of riding.  Last year the heel cup ripped and sole separated from the … Continue reading

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Mystery Shrooms

So I went out in the cold to ride some trails today.  At first I was like, SWEET WINTER FREEZE.  As you can imagine winter freeze are the trail conditions that result when ground freezes up hard, very fast riding. … Continue reading

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Return of the Snake – Spring 2013

Have you ever wondered what happens to snakes in the winter?  They buy scooters and ride to Florida, but sometimes they slither down into their holes and ride trainers until the walls of their home are soaked in sweat.  The … Continue reading

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Riding Til’ it Hurts

I made no resolutions or goals for the year, just figure I’ll ride until it hurts. Hiking in the snow on Tuesday, did some sufferfest videos on the trainer Wednesday and Thursday, repeats on Williams Hill Friday, 18 miles on … Continue reading

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