Tag Archives: Frisco Highline Trail

A few things

I know a lot of us have had nails or some type of spike through our tires.  I even save mine as some sort of trophy, “Look at what I survived!”  But this last week I had a close call … Continue reading

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Change of season 2

My first blog post from November 2010 was titled Change of season. I had been reading some cycling blogs [specifically SpringfieldCyclist] and thought to myself, “I could write something like that.”  I asked my son how to go about it … Continue reading

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Riding the Frisco Highline

After three weeks of summer cold [me], Jan and I were finally able to get out on Saturday and put some miles behind us. We picked the Frisco Highline Trail which goes northwest out of Springfield and then up north … Continue reading

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BCFO and Frisco

Saturday morning we participated in the Cycle for Life, put on by the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. The starting point was James River Assembly of God church, with three options of 10, 25, and 50 miles. We did not … Continue reading

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A summing up

As I reflect over the past year, its goals, achievement and failures, I realize that this is a First World Problem similar to distress over smashed Pringles in the bottom of the tube. Well, let me get on with it … Continue reading

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A new camera

Still have the hip, but got a new camera. This past weekend Jan and I visited the middle miles of the Frisco Highline Trail. Parts of the trail deteriorate to double track with small gravel, some of it pretty rough, … Continue reading

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Decrease and two good crops

Boy!  The temps sure went down for today.  The area had a big rain, but it was to the east of us.  That left the morning open for us to ride the Frisco Highline Trail.  We got ready after I … Continue reading

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Out There

School is now out and it is definitely easier to ride through the school zones sans kids. I am aware that many people across the country say things like, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a while.  It will change … Continue reading

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Riding on dirt

Grit flies off back tires Fishtailing in sand Ruts catching the wheels Granny Gear up a sharp incline More sand Heart rate going up Man, these tires are huge I rode a mountain bike on the terrain it was built … Continue reading

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Oh Most Worthy Goals For 2012

I now enter into the End-Of-Year-Obligation for all those who look back over this past year and how they did on their goals and objectives. I had two goals last year. Ride 3,000 miles Do a century Did the first, … Continue reading

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Looking over the shoulder

Sam Hoover helped me start this blog.  He then left town. There are no links between those two statements, but they are important facts regarding the commencement of these ramblings.  Sam knows about web sites and was happy to help me start my … Continue reading

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Dreams, Art, Frogs

Dreams Some time last Spring, I ran across the account of Steve Garufi’s ride across American in 2008.  I read it with interest and imagined that at least I might be able to bike from Springfield to St. Louis some … Continue reading

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Starting the season, Part Two

Last Friday afternoon, Jan and I launched from Fellowship Bible Church on FR 205.  We [and others] are thankful that the church allows us use of their lot.  Rush hour traffic had not started so we did not encounter many … Continue reading

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Starting the season, Part One

I know that many cyclists never really end their season of riding.  Commuters [and I consider myself a Minor League Commuter] that are hard core, brave it through winter and on into the new year.  I commuted off and on … Continue reading

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General Bike

Kyle, my friend, lives across the street from a public park.  A little over a year ago, this bike showed up, leaning against a telephone pole.  Four weeks later, Kyle went over to get it and has now had some … Continue reading

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