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Tour de France 2016 Final Thoughts

For me the best part of July has always been watching the Tour de France and I always feel a particular sorrow when it’s over since the end of the Tour bodes the end of Summer.   This is a … Continue reading

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The Mammoth Cave Ride Day 3

I awoke to the sound of rainfall and a smile creeped across my face.  I was indoors in a nice warm room with no worries.  Last night I had spent some time with google maps and planned out the shortest … Continue reading

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Bike Ride Across Nebraska BRAN 2005 – Part 2

I awoke to someone kicking my tent, and something about morning, but it was still dark, my watch said 5:30.  It was cold for a morning in June as I untangled myself from one of my Mother’s home made quilts which … Continue reading

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Kiwanis Fun Day Ride 2012

I’m beginning to notice a trend, when I go to a organized ride and get in a fast group  something breaks.  Usually a spoke, though it could be a flat tire, or it could even be two flat tires. For … Continue reading

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Sabotage on the Tour, Riding Williams Hill, The S-Card

I’m tellin y’all its Sabotage, some jerk threw tacks on the top of the final climb yesterday.  Caused mass chaos.  Cadel Evans standing on the side of the road while his young lieutenant cruised down the road shrugging.  Wow, a … Continue reading

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Welcome to July

Oh Lord its hot.  I mean like today I was trying to help Luke instal a roof rack on his car, it was like 10 O’clock and the sun was burning a hole through my forehead.  I think my brain … Continue reading

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BRAG 2012 Complete

Well I’m back home with my 2012 bike tour complete and only a little worse for ware.  Day 6 and 7 were among my favorite days of the tour.  The saddle sore that’s been plaguing my ride all week seemed … Continue reading

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