Monthly Archives: January 2015

Check Out Zwift

A Barn Door preview of an exciting new virtual riding software.

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Dirty Benton Cyclocross

When I was in 3rd grade the Karate Kid movie along with many other martial arts films had all us kids jealous when a few lucky kids were enrolled in martial arts class.  I remember one kid saying, “I’ve never … Continue reading

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Velo Magazine’s Gran Fondo Picks

I’ll never be able to afford to do a Gran Fondo.

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It’s Gotta Be Da Shoes – Merrell Mykos Jet vs. Hiking Boot

Since I began this most recent stint of running I’ve been almost completely focused on trail running.  The trails I’ve been running are either nice gravelly hard pack or rugged trenched out mud tracks.  I’ve been wearing hiking boots for … Continue reading

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Amain Hobbies Order Swag

I recently ordered some brake parts for the Beast of the East.  I needed cantilever brake straddle cables and yokes.  The little triangle things that hold the cable.  The cheapest I could find them was Amain.com who sold me a … Continue reading

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Behind the Yellow Trail Running Club

I’ve never liked running, it’s uncomfortable, it’s slow, and you never get a break.  A couple of years ago I was running almost every morning for a couple of miles and I would run trails every now and again, I … Continue reading

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The Beast of the East is Back

I let it be known awhile back that I was looking for a cheap and hopefully interesting 26 inch frame.  My pal Tom delievered in a big way with a 92 Cannondale M800 Beast of the East. First off lets … Continue reading

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