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Tour of the Ozarks Part Two

DAY TWO Powder Mill to Bendavis We quickly pulled up the tent and struggled to keep it from blowing away in the wind.  Rain was coming down lightly and a downpour seemed evident.  We quickly evacuated the dirt patch and … Continue reading

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Tour of the Ozarks Part One

It’s 8:53 PM, nearly dark and I’m careening down an incredibly steep highway following two blinking red lights in the distance.  I chance a short glance at my Garmin and see the speed is registering 42 mph.  I’m going 42 … 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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Nashbar Touring Rebuild

I built up a super cheap Nashbar Touring Bike about 5 years ago, then dismantled it a couple years ago to build up a Jake the Snake.  I’ve recently built back up the Nashbar and have been riding it in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on My Touring Gear

Finally, my last post about my little 3 day tour, I may have spent more time writing about it than I did actually riding.  Lets see how some of my gear choices worked out. That looks like it would work … 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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