Category Archives: Bianchi

Playing with gravity from allegro to molto adagio. 30 days of biking, #29

No two ways about it: I’m slow. I’m slow to rise and slow to read. Slow to write, slow to edit, and even slower to delete what doesn’t fit. I’m slow over coffee, and slow in conversation. I’m slow to … Continue reading

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Concrete stands on its own two feet. 30 days of biking, #9

You got your geese people and your gnome people. Now I know some people seem to favor both geese and gnomes, but this is not really the case. Instead, they a) have not made up their minds, or b) cannot … Continue reading

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Your speed may vary. 30 days of biking, #5

I don’t ride fast enough to need a faster bike. You know: a newer bike, a lighter bike, a bike with 12 cogs in the back, a bike with a carbon-fiber frame. My average speed this year has been somewhere … Continue reading

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Average speed is meaningless. 30 days of biking, #22

We’ve been calculating average speed all wrong. Some people say you divide mileage by time to arrive at average speed. You rode 100 miles in eight hours? You may have struggled on a climb at 3.5 mph, you may have … Continue reading

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Design fail: uphill bicycle rack

When my friend Mike Honnold lived in Peoria, he created an online database of greater Peoria’s bike racks and encouraged people to add their finds to the site. Well, I found another rack but haven’t submitted it for consideration. The … Continue reading

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