Category Archives: cycling

Driftless Zone

This past week was our first significant vacation in years. A solid week of camping started in Hayward with the grand kids. It’s always great sitting around the fire talking smack, but this year the weather didn’t play nice. Every … Continue reading

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0.5 Century

Class at Gepetto’s workshop (aka big city carver) was great. A future post will share a couple of lesson’s learned as well as show the carving results, but I’m once again thankful to be able to learn from Al Breed … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Ride

Fall is such a great time in WI. Beautiful scenery, great temperature, active wildlife…about the only downside is that it will come to an end as winter arrives. We are fortunate to be close to fantastic mountain bike trails and … Continue reading

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Deer Fly Chase

Temperatures are falling, trees changing colors, and mountain biking reaching it’s peak in Wisconsin. Next weekend is one of the best local races, but unfortunately I can’t make it. So this morning Guy’d and I decided to make our own … Continue reading

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Levis and Bust

What a great Memorial Day weekend in the upper midwest. 60-70 degree highs, dry and mostly sunny which made for ample distractions from any shop work. First up: lawn work. I know argh…but it does look nice once complete. Second: … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

For cycling that is. This week it’s the first 80 degree riding day, first back to back training days and first Bloomer group ride. Life is good, but the stats are ugly. It does seems like each ride the peak … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday in Wisconsin

Does every state claim to have crazy weather? It’s certifiable in northern Wisconsin. Doc, the Bloomer Cycling Team elder statesman and historian, claims that one year ago we were crushing 4 wheeler trails and attempting to endure the Flambeau hill … Continue reading

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