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Mike Johnson lives and rides in Great Bend, KS, and "Clipped In and Crankin" is his personal blog:

I am a 40 something mountain biker having the time of my life riding and racing throughout the midwest. My only regret is that I didn't start riding 20 years ago. This blog won't be just about me. It will also be about the numerous riders from the Great Bend, KS area. It is amazing how many great riders we have from this area considering we only have a population of about 15,000 people.

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Long time, no see 12-17-2011
Hey there.........long time, no see. It has been ages since my last post. Today, as I was doing a long dirt road ride, I was thinking what a great 2011 it was for me on a mountain bike. Lots of fantastic races, outstanding race venues and great friends. So, I decided it […]
The Dog Days Of Summer 07-15-2010
I have settled into a pretty decent riding routine that adds up to about 125 miles per week. This routine includes two, 20 to 30 mile rides each week at Wilson, one dirt road ride around Great Bend and two long road bike rides. Nothing beats a good single track ride but […]
Mother Nature Isn't So Fancy 07-05-2010
This weekend was suppose to be the Crocodile Rock race at Perry Lake. Well once again mother nature had different plans. Heavy rains on Saturday washed out the event. I was already in the area attending some meetings and when I arrived at the race venue around 1:00 on Saturday […]
The Canyon Experience 06-18-2010
Well it has been 2 weeks since we competed in the "24 Hours in the Canyon" race so I thought I better get an update posted. Going into the race I was pretty excited because I knew we had a great team. Steve Dutton, Jon Shank, Bill Clinesmith and myself made up […]
Headed to the Canyon 06-04-2010
Well, tomorrow morning we are headed down to Canyon, Texas to race in the "24 Hours in the Canyon". This event is held at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park which is about 30 miles south of Amarillo. The is the second largest canyon in the United States behind the […]
That Roman Nose Thing 05-30-2010
Well its been one week since the Roman Nose race and thought I better get something posted concerning the outcome. Considering all the rain in that area just afew days prior to the race, the trail was in pretty good shape. Linda went off in the Cat 3 group at 9:00 am to […]
Crankin Away 05-22-2010
(Below) LJ and I at Roman Nose and Inspiration Point As I write this post, Linda and I are crashing in beautiful Watonga, OK. We made the 3 hour drive down today to pre-ride the Roman Nose trail in preparation for tomorrow's race. Roman Nose is one of my favorite trails […]
The Thrill of Victory 05-10-2010
Well this is my first post since the fabulous Wilson Fat Tire Race. As usual Doug Chambers puts on an outstanding event and it brings out most of the top riders in Kansas. There were 100 racers total and in addition to all the local riders, there were large groups from the […]
Expectations 05-15-2010
Well its been almost 2 weeks since the Wilson Fat Tire Race. To say I was pretty pumped for this event is a understatement. Local trail knowledge is always an advantage, especially on a trail as challenging as Wilson and I know those 17 miles of trail like the back of my […]
Primed and ready 04-27-2010
Well, the race we all look forward to in this area is just about upon us. The Wilson Fat Tire race is just 5 days away (May 2nd). This is really a top notch trail and needless to say that I am very lucky to only live 45 minutes away. I have been able to ride Wilson numerous […]

Last Update: May 24th, 2012