Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Illinois River to River Relay

(Ed. Note:  The following is written by my friend Shon Hargis who I hired to produce a piece about his experience in the River to River Relay, Southern Illinois’ Premier Endurance Event.  He will be paid with a lifetime subscription … Continue reading

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Finally Spring

Wow, it’s been a fantastic week, temperatures have been decently warm in the early morning, things are turning green, grass is growing, and the rabbits are venturing out of their burrows to explore the new Spring.  Like the rabbits I’ve … Continue reading

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On the cutting Edge and Wardrobe Malfuntion

I roll with some guys who live on the edge.  I mean we’re talking about movers and shakers here, trend sitters.  They’re on the bubble.  The current thing is big tires, but we’re talking about useable big tires, not 5 … Continue reading

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The Harrisburg Cycling Drum-Up

Back in Scotland cycling clubs would hold drum-ups, essentially a try out for the club.  The club had a well known spot where everyone met up for a group ride and anyone was welcome to join in.  The ride would … Continue reading

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Beautiful Southern Ride

Lets compare a couple of area bike rides.  There’s the Beautiful Southern Ride (BSR), which I did yesterday and the Tour de Corn (TdC), which is held in June every year.  The Beautiful Southern Ride has been run for around … Continue reading

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Slomo Documentary

I pulled my skating stuff out of the plastic tub I’d stored it in over winter and got in a 5 mile skate yesterday.  I wore my slow skates with the soft 80mm wheels so I could work on my … Continue reading

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