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The velomihottie’s brother came back from a Germany/Austria after a year of studying abroad. I guess he is back in the spirit of being American, because they took this photo.

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This is how we roll in WV! Note, the legit revolver, not a plastic toy~

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I’ve been posting things at least once a day on WV Cycling’s Facebook page. If you are the kind of person who wants to vicariously indulge in everything wvcycling, then this will be for you! I’ve also been doing a bumpersticker contest where people can win one of my new bumperstickers by correctly naming the location of which I took a photo of. So far, Michael Martin and Jared Yates have won one!

Link? http://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaCycling

 

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Through the first year, I have accumulated many posts that I never completed due to lack of motivation, or enough knowledge to flesh out the text. In this post, I humbly present to you my rubbish bin, AKA unpublished post drafts:

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01/29/2010

http://djconnel.blogspot.com/2010/01/drivetrain-losses-introduction.html

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Road Race in Morgantown, WV – April 3rd!

03/01/2010

From BikeReg.com:

Leave your expensive Flux-Capacitors and fancy wheels at home cause it’s WV and we got pot holes, but do not forget your climbing legs, and yes, they can have hair on them too. We don’t judge! If you want to climb your legs off come join us over in West “by god” Virginia for some wicked hard yet truly fun grassroots road racn’!! This race course has just about everything a cyclist could wish for in ridge top views, back country road, big climbs and gear pounds flats.This course starts and finishes at Gospel Tabernacle Church on Shannon Run Road. This race course has just about everything a cyclist could wish for in ridge top views, back country road, big climbs and gear pounds flats. Starting out at Gospel Tabernacle Church you head North on Route 19 towards Kirby.  Then a left on Kirby Road and across the mountain to Route 218. Then it is a right turn to head North on RT 218 into Pennsylvania. Ride 218 all the way up to Waynesburg. A quick right on cook road and over top the mountain you will find yourself returning south on Sugar Run Road. At Kirby, PA take a right on Kirby road and then it back country roads all the way back to the finish in Mt Morris.

The race is 47 miles, and registration is $20, regardless of category.

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Nothing Like A Freshly Paved Road

06/03/2010

Ever been on a ride where

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Injuries – A Stick In Your Spokes

12/10/2010

Mountain bike season came around pretty fast this year, Serious riding started in April, and road riding peaked in late September… Once the temperature dropped enough, I hit the MTB with full force. After a few component upgrades, something was off on the fit of the bike, and I felt like adjusting my cleats was a good idea.

This was the biggest cycling related mistake I made in the past several years… or at least I thought it was…

My left knee started killing me after my first ride with the new cleat adjustment. My IT Band also felt like it was cut with a knife.I decided I would take a week or two to let the tendonitis/ITBS to calm down, and stop hurting. These two weeks were terrible… The weather was perfect to ride, all my friends were riding; and there I was… not riding. Total bummer.

The inability to do something that you enjoy just because of one thing is so demoralizing.

I knew I had the entire skillset to ride with my buddies; I had the endurance, the riding skills, and everything else needed… except the injury was inhibiting me from riding.

What do you guys do when you’re injured and can’t ride or perform some other favorite activity?

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Luckily I did not have writer’s block too many times this year, and I hope for even more published posts in 2011!

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Have a local trail that no one can think of a name for or that no one has been on for decades?

Well, naming a trail is SERIOUS BUSINESS. There is no opportunity for messing this up. You need to get it right the first time.

Next time you are in this case, take these steps so you won’t mess it all up for others. (more…)

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