Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tour de Corn 2014

Another Tour de Corn has come and went, and as always it was an excellent ride.  I work Saturday’s now but arranged to have the day off for this ride, it’s one that I’d hate to miss.  My friend Eli … Continue reading

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Pro Cycling on Ten Dollars a Day Review

I’ve been reading Phil Gaimon’s column in Velo now since it began.  It quickly became one of my favorite features.  In his column Gaimon answers reader’s questions and somehow manages to be informative, irreverent, and incredibly funny.  In the preface … Continue reading

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TransAm 2014 Rolls Through Southern Illinois

Over the last few days some of the world’s most extreme endurance athletes passed through my little part of the world as they compete in the TransAmerica 2014. The 1976 Bikecentenial route across the United States passes through Southern Illinois … Continue reading

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Maybe I Need Froome’s Inhaler

It’s getting hot and humid now in the nation’s armpit, you know how they say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”  Well I went for a ride last night and the moment I started I could feel that something … Continue reading

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Birkenstock Newalk Sandal Review

Nothing says, casual, laid back, all around groovy guy like sporting a pair of Birkenstock sandals.  These things have been the defacto summer footware of millions of slackers long before my time.  If you don’t have a pair of these … Continue reading

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Just Checking In

I know from personal experience that if you write a blog somewhat consistently and you fail to write anything for awhile people get worried.  When the original Southern Illinois bike blogger, Miles Stoneman, disappeared I got several emails from concerned … Continue reading

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Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx

I recently finished Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling’s Greatest Champion and I think I’m ready to make an assessment. I purchased this on my Kindle and read it over the course of a few weeks, … Continue reading

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