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Mountain Bike Failures Adding Up

My last three mountain bike rides have all been problematic.  A few weeks ago a errant log took me down and broke my saddle.  Last week my rear popped out of the drop out and I didn’t have a 15mm wrench to tighten it back down.   352 more words

Matt Gholson

Bald Knob Ride 2014 - Crashing with Shon

Three rides this week, three mishaps.

Ride 1 Sunday:

Riding with my pal Shaun, who drove a long way to ride some East Side trails with me.   593 more words

Matt Gholson

The WIld West

So a guy was out riding his bike on the rail trail at 3 AM.  He had just finished up his shift driving trucks and was riding home.   262 more words


Rend Lake 4th of July Ride

I was invited to a Group Ride in Ina Illinois by my friend Shon when we completed the Tour de Corn last week.  The ride was on the 4th of July, which I had off, the only catch was the 6 AM start time and the fact that I would need to leave at 5 AM to make it.   485 more words

Matt Gholson

Pro Cycling on Ten Dollars a Day Review

I’ve been reading Phil Gaimon’s column in Velo now since it began.  It quickly became one of my favorite features.  In his column Gaimon answers reader’s questions and somehow manages to be informative, irreverent, and incredibly funny.   815 more words


TransAm 2014 Rolls Through Southern Illinois

Over the last few days some of the world’s most extreme endurance athletes passed through my little part of the world as they compete in the… 392 more words


Maybe I Need Froome's Inhaler

It’s getting hot and humid now in the nation’s armpit, you know how they say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”  Well I went for a ride last night and the moment I started I could feel that something wasn’t right.   313 more words

Matt Gholson