Category Archives: Cyclocross

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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Worn Out

I’ve been looking forward to this holiday weekend for awhile now.  The weather promised to be amazing for February.  The highs were in the low 70s, and just a bit of rain on Saturday.  I wanted to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Zwift Setup and Warm Winter Hike

Here’s a picture of the Zwift setup I’ve been using since last winter.  It’s Eli’s 62cm Klein on my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine.  I use a ANT stick for connectivity.  This is a great old bike but it needs an … Continue reading

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Mississippi Valley Bike Expo and Gravel Ride

Last year the Midwest Bike Expo was cancelled, it returned this year sort of, the name changed to Mississippi Valley Bike and Outdoor Expo, and the date moved up, but it’s essentially the same.  In years past this was a … Continue reading

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Dirty South 100K Roubaix 2017

It’s the real deal!!!

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Dirty South Benton 2016

I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to drive to Benton and ride yesterday.  I had been trying to think of a good excuse to get out of it all week.  Friday night was dipping into the low 20s so I … Continue reading

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Dirty South 100K East Side 2016

Dirty Souths are epic by design.  60 miles of riding with big hills and nasty gravel is going to challenge just about anyone, but I wanted more.  I wanted it to be an epic epic.  This years East Side Dirty … Continue reading

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