Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Ultimate Summer – The Ultimate Bonk

For the last week in Southern Illinois we’ve had an amazing, unbelievable run of of cool days.  High temperatures in the mid 70s.  Last year at this time we were looking at record highs every day.  Last year I was … Continue reading

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Great Egyptian Omnium 2013 Photos

Between me and Mike we had about 700 photos, I whittled that down to 360. http://www.flickr.com/photos/13483971@N00/sets/72157634741692190/   Here’s a handful from today’s Crit

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Racing the Great Egyptian Omnium Road Race

Well I did it, I raced. Pre-race jitters I took a few days off riding this week because I thought I should be completely recovered before the race.  Thursday I took a short easy paced ride, then Friday night I … Continue reading

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Sunday in St. Louis

Shauna and I went to the St. Louis Zoo Sunday and monkeyed around.  HAHAHAHA It was the perfect zoo day and we spent about 4 hours looking at animals.  Shauna’s favorite part was the sealion show. When we left the … Continue reading

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Scorched

Adam and I want to Williams Hill this week  for Some hill training.  I loaned him my CAAD 9 bike and to make a long story Short! was Crushed.   The difference between Adam on his 27 pound touring bike … Continue reading

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Conquering the Divide

On Jun 14th Luke Ragan embarked on Tour Divide a totally unsupported cross country bike race of 2700 miles across some of the most difficult terrain in North America.  At 5 AM on July 5th he had completed the ride. … Continue reading

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I Guess I’ll Do the Race?

Talked to Luke last night, he’s made it back to Southern Illinois.  For nearly 2 hours he told me stories about the high and lows of Tour Divide.  I should have taped the conversation because I will never remember everything, … Continue reading

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