2015 Bloomington Criterium

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This weekend I raced in the third annual Bloomington Criterium. A big thank you to the race director Brandon Beehner, the volunteers, and all of the sponsors that made it happen!

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My Bloomington Cycle & Fitness teammates and I worked well together in both the cat 4/5 and the cat 3/4 races. I had a lot of fun. My best of the day was a 9th in the cat 4/5 race.

My amazing wife and I took a few (180) pictures of the races. Click the link to see them all!

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Today On A Bike

I forgot how enjoyable a commute could be. I had a good ride to and from work today. It was a nice 67º F on the way to work with the sun starting to shine through the trees and buildings.

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Today On A Bike

Summer days… Every Tuesday I ride with my team on our leg destroying ride of the week. This week I took a few pictures after catching my breath at the regroup areas. Good times :)

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Great Read On The Trek Direct Selling Situation

As usual, Dean’s writing is inspirational and hits the nail on the head. It hits home on a lot of feelings cyclist I know have towards the great importance of local bike shops and how this affects them. I don’t want to be in an ecosystem where I don’t have a great relationship with my local shop. Local bike shops should have the ability to on a level playing field, provide service and help to both new and experienced cyclist. This interaction is beneficial to the cyclists, shops, and brands as it helps start the relationship on the right track, with a personal touch.

My favorite memories with cycling have little to do with metal, carbon, or rubber, but rather the people that make up bike shops and community.

Well done Dean, Trek not so much.

Riding Against The Grain – No Longer Treking To The Store

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