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March 31, 2020

Last year at this time, we were out and about exploring and getting places. This year, we are doing hard things like staying home and practicing social distancing in hope that it slows the spread of a pandemic. It's a sad but necessary state of affairs, and to somewhat...

August 1, 2019

The last Campus Wheelworks Tuesday Night Ride of the year was a blast! Now, it is on to cyclocross season and Thursday Night Cross practices. The season finale was the B2A ride with John Dunn, and he led a great ride to the Central Terminal and South Park. He really ha...

April 18, 2019

The Campus Cycling Collective is again offering their Campus Ride Club for 2019.  The CCC, which holds weekly Tuesday night rides and many others, does so much for the local cycling community. The Ride Club helps keep those rides insured and organized.

If you join for t...

August 2, 2018

Last week, I experienced something new. I never thought that this would happen. It was an event that really made my heart race. It wasn’t a good thing though. I was hit by a car.

I was stopped at a red light behind a car. When the light turned green, I quickly started u...

July 16, 2018

Riding a good route is always lots of fun, and by good route I mean one that has good options. The routes I ride have lots of options for workouts and adding mileage. They also have spots to stop for supplies, air, drinks, and nutrition. Today, I want to share a good s...

July 11, 2018

I am gathering feedback on the blog, and an old friend asked me about buying a new bike. She explained in an e-mail that she had read a bunch of information, and she wanted to get into riding but could use some help. I promised to try to help. This might be my toughest...

June 20, 2018

It’s about quality not quantity 

I am really loving the time I have spent on the bike lately, and I know exactly why. It’s the little things that matter. A clean bike. A lubed chain. A good riding group. A nice piece of gear or kit. A new place to explore. It is about q...

June 8, 2018

Come on, ride the train, hey, ride it
Come on, ride the train, hey, ride it

 -'C'mon 'n Ride It (the Train)' by Quad City Djs

In this installment, we will tackle moving through the group. Everyone can utilize signaling and drafting even when out with just...

June 7, 2018

NOW this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back —
For the strength of the Pack is the...

June 6, 2018

Riding in a pack is one of the most essential skills that a rider can develop. I think it is also one of the hardest to do right. Once a rider develops a rudimentary sense of pack riding, it will open a lot of new opportunities for them. Three key skills are signaling,...

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