Category Archives: Rides

Black Friday 2017 Ride Report

Black Friday rides are a long tradition in the Shawnee, and today was a great one.  Weather was awesome, warmer and drier than normal.  We voted and ended up riding at One Horse Gap.  We met up at the new … Continue reading

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Tour de Corn / Laserjet 4 / Snorkeling

It’s raining… Today’s post is an update about what I’ve been up to so far this week.  Lets start with the cycling. CORN!!!!! Last Saturday I went with Luke and Jo-L to Tour de Corn, one of my favorite rides … Continue reading

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Tour of the Ozarks Part 4

Day 4 Gasconade to Meremac Springs Park This was only a 60 mile day but it felt like the hardest day of the tour to me.  The temperature and humidity were high and I felt very fatigued.  This day the … Continue reading

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Tour of the Ozarks Part 3

Day 3 Bendavis to Gasconade Resort We left Homer’s friendly farm in good spirits on Friday morning and made haste toward Hartsville.  I realized that the mild soreness I had felt after the first day had developed into very sore … Continue reading

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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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