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Knockoff SPD-SL Cleats: You Get What You Pay For

I have only one problem with my Shimano SPD-SL pedals, the cleats wear out every year.  Shimano cleats are made of plastic so it’s not like they should last forever, but at 29 bucks they are some really expesnsive plastic.   543 more words

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Get Ready for the Great Egyptian Omnium 2016

The Great Egyptian Omnium (GEO) is the only cycling race in Southern Illinois so I was sad to see it canceled last year.  In all honesty I didn’t expect it to come back, it was a great event, but we don’t have a big cycling community in Southern Illinois and putting on a multi-day event is a lot work.   219 more words


What I've Learned from LETTS

A few months ago a few Southern Illinois cyclists started a series of Time Trials called Little Egypt Time Trial Series.  It’s totally low key, unsanctioned, fun racing.   556 more words

Matt Gholson

Tour de Corn: What Makes a Good Event Good?

The Tour de Corn is coming up in a few weeks, its one of my favorite cycling events in the area, in fact it’s also one of the largest events in the area.   899 more words

Matt Gholson

Bike Ride Across Nebraska BRAN 2005 - Part 2

I awoke to someone kicking my tent, and something about morning, but it was still dark, my watch said 5:30.  It was cold for a morning in June as I untangled myself from one of my Mother’s home made quilts which I had folded around myself like a taco.   1,423 more words

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Bike Ride Across Nebraska BRAN 2005 Silver Lining Tour - Part 1

I had been a professional teacher for 3 years, with summers free and an interest in cycling and yet I’d never done a bike tour.  In fact I hadn’t even been riding much.   951 more words

Matt Gholson

Touring Training

Been a good last few days for miles.  I rode 71 miles Sunday alone on a hilly and windy course.  Longest ride of the year so far for me and I could really feel my deficits at the end. 547 more words

Matt Gholson