Category Archives: Bike Friday tikit

Goodbye, N + 1

N + 1 is the formula to calculate the number of bicycles one should own. Have one bicycle? The right number to own is two. Have 15 bicycles? The right number is 16. There are at least three reasons why … Continue reading

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Coffee first

Everyone’s inside today, but the only thing I need to add to my work clothes is a light jacket–and a double Americano. Came too late for a cookie, though.

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Day 19.2. 30 Days of Biking

The gentleman on the right is Rusty Dunn, former mayor of Pekin, Illinois. Lincoln and the guy holding either the Gettysburg Address or the lunch specials from Chili’s are traveling statues currently installed behind Peoria’s Riverfront Museum. Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Day 19. 30 Days of Biking

The idea was simple. Use other people’s money to erect two buildings on stilts in the floodplain and encourage out-of-town restaurants to set up shop. And when that didn’t work, city leaders finally decided the buildings had to go. Better … Continue reading

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Day 4. 30 Days of Biking

In a country of oligopolies–and in this country, more people are employed by large businesses than small ones, despite the politician’s cheap, unexamined praise of Mom and Pop stores–big things take up a lot of space, both physical and mental. … Continue reading

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Day 3. 30 Days of Biking

There are two kinds of cats in the world: cats you see and cats you don’t. I know this because I’m tending two cats for a few days. And if I were to draw a Venn diagram of these animals, … Continue reading

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Day 25. #30daysofbiking

That’s one reason I call this website 16incheswestofpeoria. Another reason? Calling it bluebobthebellbottomedbananaboy would have been confusing. Today’s ride: On the Rock Island Greenway, just south of Bicycle Safety Town. And back to the shop.

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