Monthly Archives: March 2017

Thoughts on Triathlon

(Editors Note:  I don’t think the author knows much about triathlon)  I know a few Triathletes, they are amazing people and among the most fit that I know.  I don’t like them.  I mean, I like them fine as people, … Continue reading

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Second Story Addition

Luke recently built on to his house.  I was there to help, and ride a scooter.  It’s a pretty awesome tent, was easy to install and frees up his cargo van for more… cargo?

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Poor Kids, Too Many Standards /Rant

Two topics today.  Shauna and I were walking on the rail trail yesterday and encountered a large group of boys out for an “official” ride.  I’m guessing Boyscouts.  I knew it was official because everyone had a backpack and a … Continue reading

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My Experience With Obamacare

(Editors Note:  Please be advised the following post has nothing to do with cycling)  A few months ago I swore to stop posting political opinions on facebook, and more importantly to stop commenting on others.  I posted political opinions infrequently … Continue reading

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Crazy Cheap Disc Brakes = Junk

Well I did it again, I bought some stupid cheap bike junk online and paid for it.  I needed a new mountain bike brake when the rear Hayes disc failed recently.  While searching for a new disc brake online I … Continue reading

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Dirty South Roubaix 2017 SUCCESS

What is This All About? So back in 2012 a group of us got together for what I’m sure wasn’t the first gravel road ride in Southern Illinois, but the only one with a catchy name, The Dirty South 100K. … Continue reading

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