Tag Archives: Southern Illinois

Eclipse 2017

Well it came and it went, a year’s of anticipation gone in about 2 minutes.  Shauna had to work and thanks to the great administration at Mt. Vernon High School I had the day off. It seemed like the planned … Continue reading

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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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Zwift Setup and Warm Winter Hike

Here’s a picture of the Zwift setup I’ve been using since last winter.  It’s Eli’s 62cm Klein on my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine.  I use a ANT stick for connectivity.  This is a great old bike but it needs an … Continue reading

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A Slight Detour to Hart’s Bluff

I decided I needed to go hiking yesterday with a couple cameras, a tripod, and a bag of lenses I wouldn’t use.  I parked at Frank’s Tract with the goal of reaching Hart’s Bluff.  The Lusk Creek Natural area is … Continue reading

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Temperature Cliff

Today has to be the most extreme temperature shift I’ve ever seen.  I woke up this morning to light rain and temperatures in the low 60s outside.  The temps had gone up so fast that it was far warmer outside … Continue reading

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Dirty South Benton 2016

I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to drive to Benton and ride yesterday.  I had been trying to think of a good excuse to get out of it all week.  Friday night was dipping into the low 20s so I … Continue reading

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The Sad State of Traditional Retail

It’s not much of a day for riding on this cold and raining Sunday and my thoughts have turned to some recent online purchases and the sorry state of brick and mortar retail. I just saw an article online claiming … Continue reading

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