Category Archives: Stories

First Century of the Year

Luke, Ryan and I rode what would be my first century of the year yesterday and as you might expect I have a few points to make.  First Luke and I drove to Mitchelsville to meet Ryan.  We pulled and … 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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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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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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Lusk Creek: Hiking with Shawn

So my buddy Shawn is doing youtube videos to promote hiking in the Shawnee and I invited him to do a hike with me for his channel.  We started at Frank’s Tract and headed into the Lusk Creek area on … Continue reading

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