2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Des Plaines River Trail Metric

“Made a trip to visit some family and got some quality miles on the Des Plaines River Trail.  The  nearest trail head is just a short 4 miles  from my  in-laws in Northbrook Il.   You would never guess that there are that many miles of dirt and crushed gravel  meandering in and out of the local forest preserves along interstate […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Pete’s Hairy 100

“This yeas ride had a total different venue than from previous years.  The event started at The Station House at  Katfish Katy’s just off the Katy Trail .  A definite stopping place to remember for future rides.  This yeas ride would head Eastward out of Huntsdale toward Jefferson City.  With the exception of about 6 […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Maisie’s Pride

“It’s an amazing time, out on the Flint Hills, sun and wind white gravel and dirt, and even occasionally another cyclist, more so in the first 50 miles, less so out in the second half. It’s a solo effort from Eskridge to the end, no chatting or pacing, save for the stop at the convenience […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Tony’s Number 4

“Dirty Metric #4. It was almost 60 degrees when I left the house with just enough breeze to blow the dust off of the road when the traffic went by. I headed north on Burton to the Bremer County line where I turned west towards Janesville. I was only 10 miles into the ride and […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Pete’s Epic

“I went down to Lake Ozark and the Cry Baby Camp Ground for another metric.  Last year I camped out and it turned out to be a real mess.  This year the forecast was even worse so I opted to live it up and get a hotel.  Good thing because it stormed pretty good that […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Hill County Ramble 100k graveler

“Springtime in Texas, where you never know what the weather’s gonna be. Could be 80 degrees, 50 degrees, windy, calm, sunny, cloudy, rainy…on the same day. With the exception of calm, April 22 was all the above. Being the only one of our little group that bothered to show up and since I had all […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

A Double Metric Weekend

“Anyone that has taken on their own home improvement projects knows that it always takes more time than you planned for.  Such has been the case since Feb. when my wife and I started in on the kitchen. That being said, the last bead of caulk was set this past week which made for a […]

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2017 Rides, Poems, Rider Updates

Linked Singletrack via the Katy

Today was a spur of the moment ride. Great weather and a schedule change presented an opportunity to ride. I decided it was a mtn bike kind of day so I decided to link a couple local trails via the Katy Trail. So I took off from creve coeur park and rode the single track […]

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2017 Rides, Rider Updates

Mindi’s Landrun100 Duathlon

“So, against my better judgment the morning of March 11th , I reluctantly got out of the car, into drizzling rain, to join countless others in my pursuit of getting a hug from Bobby at the finish line at LR100. I had been watching the weather all week, and thanks to a great new boss […]

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