Tag Archives: Southern Illinois

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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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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