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About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.

Booking it in Door County

Inside the handlebar bag: five books I bought this summer in Door County, Wisconsin. Buying five books in a week’s time, at least once a year, is not an indulgence; it’s a necessity. I’m supporting businesses I care about in … Continue reading

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Of course you’re not a professional—you work on your own bicycle

I am a person who rides a bicycle; like people say who shop for bikes, I am not a professional. But what does that mean, not a professional? For many customers it’s a defensive admission. I am not a professional: … Continue reading

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Stop making sense. 30 days of biking, #30

In the always-moving world, the well-rested bicyclist is king. Or queen. Or watching for flying mountains. Continue reading

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Crossing the bridge. 30 days of biking, #29

If you were really paying attention, you’d know how long this took to write. Continue reading

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Catching up. 30 days of biking, #28

Somehow, someway, Ellen’s Diner in Princeville is still open. And so we park where we have always parked, and in we go, to eat breakfast and hear the latest about Ellen’s dogs and guinea pigs. To sit down inside; it’s … Continue reading

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