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Get Ready for the Great Egyptian Omnium 2016

The Great Egyptian Omnium (GEO) is the only cycling race in Southern Illinois so I was sad to see it canceled last year.  In all honesty I didn’t expect it to come back, it was a great event, but we don’t … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned from LETTS

A few months ago a few Southern Illinois cyclists started a series of Time Trials called Little Egypt Time Trial Series.  It’s totally low key, unsanctioned, fun racing.  I expected a group of maybe 10-15 riders and hoped that maybe … Continue reading

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TT.2 Crab Orchard

Little Egypt Time Trial Series second race was scheduled to be at DeSoto on some State owned land with old mine roads.  The 8 mile loop is like a mini gravel grinder adventure ride; mostly gravel roads with some dirt … Continue reading

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So Long Zwift

I took what I believe will be my last Zwift ride of the season today.  I remembered this morning that my Zwift account would automatically renew near the beginning of April and I decided that ten dollars would best spent … Continue reading

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Why I like Bike Racing – 2016 Cyclocross World Championships

The reason why I like bike racing is probably the same reason most people like their favorite sport, unpredictability, but wait, there is so much more.  Cycling is so raw, once the lights turn green there are no time outs, … Continue reading

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Assault on Williams Hill 2015

I talked to a guy named Greg at the Harmony Hundred ride back in May about getting a ride together in the hills of the Shawnee Forest sometime this summer.  It too me awhile to remember this, but I eventually got … Continue reading

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Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx

I recently finished Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling’s Greatest Champion and I think I’m ready to make an assessment. I purchased this on my Kindle and read it over the course of a few weeks, … Continue reading

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