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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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BDOP Wheels One Year In

A reader named Alex asked if I would give an update on the bdopcycling.com wheel kit that I put together last Spring and I’m happy to oblige.  I’m not entirely sure how many miles they have, but it has to … 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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My First Century

I’m going on a bike tour soon and  I really need to ride a century to get prepared for it, and I mean a real American Century, not some wussie metric, a real 100 mile ride.  The 100 mile ride … Continue reading

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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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