Tag Archives: Katy Trail

Get back on that horse and ride

So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground. ~Oprah Winfrey Saturday I met up with some friends for a bike ride.  We all have long gravel races coming up: this weekend’s OGRE (150 miles) for Keith … Continue reading

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Tour of Hermann

Tour of Hermann is a two-day gravel stage race held around Hermann, MO.  Day one features three 30ish mile loops, and day two follows with two 50ish mile loops. For those of us preparing for Dirty Kanza, the weekend promises … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Break

Man, I love a 5-day weekend.  Of course, no matter how long you’re off it’s never long enough, but I managed to fit a lot of fun into my Thanksgiving break. Wednesday: Grocery store (not particularly fun), pie making, and … Continue reading

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A Long Way to Go for Lunch

A month or so ago, my friend Mickey decided it would be a fun training day to bike the Katy Trail from St. Charles to Hermann for lunch. Knowing I’d ridden that stretch before, he asked how far it was … Continue reading

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National Adventure Day(s) Lite

When my friends at ROCK Racing and the 100+ Project came up with the idea for National Adventure Day(s) (NADs for short), I thought it was brilliant.  Because NADs fall on October 12 and 13 — between two big race … Continue reading

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I <3 my bike(s)

Half marathon training is going…slowly.  After a strong start, I’ve had a couple weeks of skipped runs and lagging paces (hmmm…could there be a connection there? lol).  Today’s 9 miles was tough, with the last couple miles being pretty ugly. … Continue reading

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Night rider

No, not Knight Rider. Source Sorry, running friends…it’s another bike post, pretty much what you can expect at least through June 1. One of the downsides of being on a team is when your teammates all live somewhere else.  That … Continue reading

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