The Eye Gallery – Columbia, MO

The Eye Gallery in Columbia, MO excels in finding prescription eye wear for athletic and everyday activity. An understanding of the demands of cycling and running set them apart from your typical optometrist and a willingness to explore all options available make them extremely easy to work with. Stop by and check out their selection of Oakley prescription sunglasses!

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Eye Gallery
3301 West Broadway Business Park Court
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 446-1600


A Visit with Focus on Health

A couple days ago I stopped by Focus on Health Chiropractic for a pre-season tune up.

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I don’t think I’ve ever walked out of the office not feeling great! Massage therapy is perfect for overcoming overworked and sore muscles associated with the harshness of training for these early season cross races. They’re able to target very specific muscle groups to help you recover and ready yourself for your next ride.

Following the massage, Dr. Curt Kippenburger gave me a spinal adjustment. Sitting on a bike seat for hours and hours every week can sometimes lead to problems with back pain. Chiropractic care is perfect for making sure that the minor aches and pains associated with cycling don’t become career ending injuries.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

- Focus on Health Chiropractic Care

Give the folks at Focus on Health a call today to set up an appointment. Trust me, it’s one of the best things you can do for your body!

Registration Is Open!

That’s right! Registration for the CoMO Cyclocross Cup is now open! Staging for each category will be in order of registration so get in there and pre-register or you may end up a lap down!


I’d also like to mention that registering for a second race is only $10! See you on September 21st.

CCXC13 – Under the Lights!

We finally have the race location confirmed! The CoMO Cyclocross Cup will take place at Cosmopolitan Park on September 21, 2013 in Columbia, MO. Had an awesome meeting with the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department this past Wednesday and they’re equally excited about the event.

Oh, and did I mention CCXC13 will be held at NIGHT? That’s right, we’ll have the course lit up Saturday night, so be ready to rumble underneath the lights.


We’re currently in talks with two new sponsors for the event. Local businesses Focus on Health and The Eye Gallery are stepping up to the plate to help make CCXC13 even better.


Focus on Health Chiropractic has been serving the Columbia community since 2009. Dr. Curt Kippenburger is a cyclist and local rock climber who specializes in sports related injuries and recovery. He’s helped many in the local cycling community overcome injuries and become better athletes and we’re really excited to be working with him and the rest of Focus on Health.


The Eye Gallery is not a new name to Columbia, but has recently come under new ownership. Jim Williams is a local cyclist and avid outdoorsman and hopes to focus part of his business on performance eyewear. Cyclocross is an intense sport and requires extreme focus and attention. The proper prescription eyewear can make a huge difference in your performance.

So who is going to show come September 21st? Will St. Louis make the drive and tear it up? Will Kansas City come out of nowhere and make everyone suffer? Or will Central Missouri stomp all over the both of them like usual (oh SNAP!!)

Now we’re finishing up some permitting with USAC and we should have the BikeReg page ready to go soon. After that we’ll be able to focus on the smaller details that are going to put this race on another level. Keep an eye on the website, facebook and twitter feeds to stay up to date!

A Quick Update

Just letting everyone know that we’ve got some great things in store come September. Right now we’re waiting on approval from the City of Columbia Parks and Rec Department. I can’t imagine we’ll have any problems, but until our permit has been approved we’re at a bit of a standstill as far as planning is concerned.

Cross season is a little over a month away! The COMO Cyclocross Training Series starts on September 3rd and will be hosted at Socket for the second year in a row. Can’t wait!


We’re also really excited to see that registration for DogFish Hermann Cross opens up on August 1st! Hermann Cross is one of the best races of the year in Missouri and is just one week ahead of the CoMO Cyclocross Cup. Be there!