Tag Archives: Illinois

Awesome Fall Weather at Miller Grove Cemetery

This Veteran’s Day weekend has been fantastic for mountain biking.  Temps have got down around freezing overnight but warmed enough for summer riding attire during the day.   Friday four of us put in at Neighbor’s road and went down … Continue reading

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Van Camping and Trail Riding

Had a great weekend.  Shauna and I went to Land Between the Lakes for some van camping.  We stayed at Hillman Ferry, which is one of our favorite campgrounds anywhere.  The spot we got had amazing view, and a multicultural … Continue reading

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Giving Back

I’ve had a great deal of help from many people and I’m sure I’ll never give back as much as I’ve been given, but here’s a few of my bicycle related good deeds lately. A few weekends ago a crew … Continue reading

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The Dog Days of Summer

It’s September but it’s still hot, brutally hot and humid.  It’s a great time to get up early and go road bike riding at 6 AM so naturally I’ve been going mountain biking at noon, you know to catch the … Continue reading

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Ride to Mammoth Cave Day 1 – The Battle of Lusk Creek

Well I finished my first self supported multi-day tour and there’s no way I can fit it into one post.  In fact I think I’ll do a post for each day and a final post about equipment and stuff.  So … Continue reading

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The Hub, More Touring Training, Gravel Grinding

Friday I went with my wife to The Hub in Marion, a fitness recreation center.  It was really quite amazing.  We went in the morning and had the pool area nearly to ourselves.  Shauna is really getting her fitness on … Continue reading

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The Story of Bicycle Jimmy

I was fortunate enough to begin riding with a guy named Snake who had an almost magical ability to draw together diverse people for bike rides.  One of those guys was named Jimmy, nicknamed Bicycle Jimmy.  Jimmy was in his … Continue reading

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