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In Search of the Sweet Spot

I’m fortunate to live in a suburban area that gets pretty rural in a hurry. The roads are good, the traffic is light, and on a brilliant day, it just doesn’t get much better. The term “sweet spot” comes to … Continue reading

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“Good” intentions are no excuse for an ignorant solution.

On Friday, May 31st, a bicyclist was killed outside of Salina, KS after being struck from behind by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene.  The Salina Journal used the tragic event to suggest in an online article that cyclists should “stay … Continue reading

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Forget about Lance, the USADA, Nike, Livestrong, Trek, UCI, Rabobank and. . .

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Beware the Local Bike Shop Ride – Ride Description vs. Ride Reality

I recently had my bike at my favorite bike shop for a minor repair.  While there I asked if they still hosted a Wednesday night ride.  I had seen a reference to their hosted rides on their website and thought … Continue reading

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San Diego Gran Fondo 2012 – Episode III “Will the Three-peat be Sweet?”

The Kansas cyclists returned to their homes in Overland Park. Committed to riding another Gran Fondo, they turned their focus to recruiting a legendary Jedi cyclist from the far-east burg of Scottsville, NY to join their team. Little does the … Continue reading

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San Diego Gran Fondo 2011 – Episode II “Return of the Flatlanders”

Unrest remained on the cycling routes of Kansas. Two local cyclist had covered thousands of miles in preparation for another Gran Fondo San Diego attempt. The roads of eastern Kansas, repeatedly traveled by these mysterious riders, had long been conquered. The … Continue reading

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It must be Spring!

Aahh. . .the sights and sounds of an early spring evening . . . birds singing, children playing in the yard before dinner, lawn mowers rumbling to life after a winter of disuse, obscenities yelled at a cyclist from the … Continue reading

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San Diego Gran Fondo 2010 – Episode I “The Weather Strikes Back”

(Ed. note:  Think opening crawl of a Star Wars movie.  Cue the John Williams composed theme music now. . .) Boredom had engulfed the cycling routes of the Midwest. The question of whether competing cycling clubs should merge was in dispute. Adding to the … Continue reading

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Res ipsa loquitur. . . .

Courtesy of Dan Weatherly and Creekside Cycle Club Productions. p.s.  Turn up your speakers.

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Ride. . .I mean. . .Road to the White House

“30 seconds til we come to you, Bill,” squawked the news director’s voice in the ear piece of the network anchor. “Don’t take too much time with this guy,” said the director.  “Most people don’t take this group seriously to … Continue reading

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