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Repairing Aluminum Frame With Carbon

Back in early 2014 I fixed a crack in my Ksyrium Elite rear wheel by wrapping it in carbon.  3 years later I still ride those wheels and probably have put at least a couple thousand on them though they … Continue reading

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Not Performing Well

I rode the first Time Trail of the Little Egypt Time Trial Series the other night.  It did not go well for me.  I was unable to get my heart rate up and attempting to force it made me feel … Continue reading

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Brown County and Nashville Indiana

Shauna and I weren’t able to do our normal routine of a trip to the Smokey Mountains for Spring Break this year, but we were able to get away for a few days to Brown County Indiana.  The ideal trip … 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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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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One Horse Gap February Fun

We got a sizable group together for a ride at One Horse Gap, and again despite incredible weather for a day in February we didn’t see a single horseback rider.  Surprisingly though we did see a hiker, the first one … Continue reading

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