Monthly Archives: February 2015

Heat Treating Shoes That Aren’t Suppose to Be Heat Treated

A few years back I bought some Bontrager RXL road shoes at the St. Louis Swap Meet for 10 bucks.  I’ve never really used them because from day one they felt too narrow and caused pain on the outsides of … Continue reading

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I Can’t Even Pretend to Be Fast and Skinny on the Internet…

So this winter I’ve been doing a fair amount of indoor training using Zwift.  Just in case you missed it Zwift is a virtual riding environment that computes the power you’re generating from your trainer and converts that into a … Continue reading

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Winter Strikes Back

It’s been a very mild winter so far, last weekend we were riding in near 50 degree temps.  This weekend was a different story.  We had 7 folks turn out for a mountain bike ride with temps just barely 20 … Continue reading

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Fixed Gear Mountain Biking… The Real Thing

I have written in the past about a Southern Illinois rider who rides exclusively fixed gear bikes.  I knew he raced track bikes at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis but what I didn’t know is that he had recently … Continue reading

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Dirty South Ride Series Kicks off

The first ride of the 2015 Dirty South Ride Series went off today in Massac County.  The ride was welcomed in by unseasonably nice weather.  I was unfortunately unable to attend because of work, but I sent Luke there to … Continue reading

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To Base Miles or Not Base Miles, That is the Question

If you start researching cycling training you will undoubtedly discover base miles training.  The idea being that before your specific, “crazy fast” training starts you need to do a whole bunch of miles at an easy pace, like say maybe … Continue reading

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The VP A01 Machete Superbike

JC sent me a link to this bike the other day, at first glance I thought it was just another cheap knock-off time trial bike, but careful examination reveals it to be the king of knock-off time trail bikes.  This … Continue reading

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