Category Archives: Barn Door Cycling

Tour of the Ozarks Part Two

DAY TWO Powder Mill to Bendavis We quickly pulled up the tent and struggled to keep it from blowing away in the wind.  Rain was coming down lightly and a downpour seemed evident.  We quickly evacuated the dirt patch and … Continue reading

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Tour of the Ozarks Part One

It’s 8:53 PM, nearly dark and I’m careening down an incredibly steep highway following two blinking red lights in the distance.  I chance a short glance at my Garmin and see the speed is registering 42 mph.  I’m going 42 … Continue reading

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Superman Super Ride 2017

There is a small town in Southern Illinois called Metropolis which has two things going for it, Superman and a Riverboat Casino.  Every year on the second weekend of June they hold a festival in honor of Metropolis’ most famous … Continue reading

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Shimano 105 5800 Upgrade

I’ve been running a 10 speed component group for awhile and while its worked well it never seemed to work exactly right.  I could replace the cables and adjust them all day but there always seemed to be a few … Continue reading

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I Can’t Help Myself

I have two road bikes that are fully functional and much nicer than I really need.  I have a cross bike that may not be exactly nice, but if definitely works.  I’ve been complaining to myself that I need to … Continue reading

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Finding Some Form

Yesterday I had the pleasure of riding 47 hilly miles with my pal Ryan.  This is awesome because here in the Heartland we’ve been dealing with rain almost every day.  This weekend is sunny and warm.  Well kind of warm. … Continue reading

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Matt’s Jogging Log

After a dismal showing at the first time trial of the year I decided to mix things up a bit and start jogging again.  Haven’t jogged in a couple years.  Here’s my log so far. Friday 4/21 1.2 miles 19 … Continue reading

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