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 Post #8  Upkeep and Giving Back. As cyclist we do enjoy a lot of liberties the average bear does not get to have.  We ride our bikes on the tarmac, gravel, dirt, and snow.  We sometimes get special land use permits and go where others have to work harder to go to.  We can see awe inspiring things, in less time than it would take to hike or walk in.  I have shared bike paths with ATVs in Canada (yes dual use).  Shared bike paths with horses in Missouri, and as always if a bike is allowed, generally there is a pedestrian or runner about.  In most bike environments, we are the item that can do the most damage, and with eBikes coming more common, that weight of the pedal unit will only increase and we will cause more damage. So when it comes to our infrastructure we have that is car-less and we are the larger threat to others, it behooves us to take care of it.  So locally we had a washout on the bike path in George Wyth SP, it has been left repaired for about 3 or 4 years now.  Money was
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    Post #7:. Thursday night mix up.  4/29 @5:45 we will ride some bushwhacker stuff.  I strongly encourage a smile and a mountain bike or something wider than 2.0".  Trust me, this will be fun, maybe....... So suit up and bring your smiley face to Pfiefer park.  
 Post #6: 100 Mile Ride Notice for 24 Apr at 6am . - 6am, meet at Fletcher & Sergeant bike path. (Across the street from Kwik Star) - Mostly Gravel like 70+ miles - You are responsible for you. - Stops: Greene, Clarksville, Janesville. Route:  98.6 mi Road Cycling Route on Strava
Post #5. Women's Bike Clinic May 8th and June 5th.  Putting forth an honest effort, in hopes it helps others.  Read the flyer, it should be self explanatory, this clinic is aimed at those whom need a hand in learning and want to learn.  I hope they walk away with a good bike introduction.  
 Post #4: Be honest, you are a recreational rider, and that is okay.       I've been listening to people talk bikes a lot lately.   As I listen to what people say and what they state others say.  I giggle to myself.  I often wonder how serious people want cycling in their life?  How far are they willing to go?  For what  benefit do they perceive to get?  This matters, because the amount of emotional energy they put in to it vs their actual effort amuses me.  I gave up being elite at any sport after high school.  My freshmen year college I ran cross country for a short while, I became injured and realized the amount of effort I had to put in vs the reward (non-existent) was not worth my time.  I realized that being hazed and putting in all that work for Division III team without a scholarship was pretty wasteful of my time. So I moved on with my life, and took up Judo, weight lifting, and beer pong.      Then the Army came into my life.  I only failed one PT test ever.  Now before y
Post #3:  Silly things cyclist say.  Tammy and I went for a gravel ride.  While on the ride, Tammy made a comment about how he was "Overbiked" in contrast to my bike.  The "Overbiked" and "Underbiked" comments and usage have always made me look at people weirdly.  Tammy's usage was fine, he was commenting on his own equipment and making a comparison to himself.  Often times when I hear those phrases it is another person, providing their opinion to another to what they should ride.  I find that to be rude and absurd.  The person making the comment is making a lot of assumptions.  And really the only person whom it matters to is the rider.  Let people ride what they want to an extent.  I can see reasons for regulating bikes styles and genres if you are Pro.  But for the remainder of us recreational riders, who really cares?   Making those comments often turn other people off, and give even more credence as to why cycling is bourgeoise activity.        If
  Post #2. 28 March 2021:       Two Carbon Wheels and a water bottle, yup after a discussion yesterday the discussion went from bringing back Monday No-Drop Gravel to something different.  At this time I am doing yoga on Mondays and Wednesday's. Making me doing a Monday ride, not an option at this moment.  So where does that lead me to too? Thursday Mixes is being launched.  (Opening line makes sense now).  I will wait for the trails to harden up a bit, and the weather to be a bit warmer.     Ride Description: As the name implies we will mix surfaces on the ride.  The 40mm tire will most likely be the universal tire choice.  With that said, expect to ride single track, gravel and pavement.  Some weeks may be two surfaces, other weeks it will be all three, maybe snow if we ride that long into the season.     Stay tuned, I expect the first ride will be soon.  Expect a 5:45pm departure from Overman Park in Cedar Falls.  First ride will probably be the bike path to Blackhawk fire trail