Category Archives: Equipment

Day 20. 30 Days of Biking

Standard disclaimer: I sell bicycles and accessories, including the water bottle cage mentioned in today’s note. I also drink coffee and beer, though rarely at the same time, and change flat tires as quickly as possible so customers can return … Continue reading

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Day 18. 30 Days of Riding

When I was in my early 20s, I was sure I knew everyone in Peoria who carried a bike on the roof of their car. It’s possible: Peoria was a pretty small place back then. There was the bike shop, … Continue reading

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Day 16. 30 Days of Biking

Snow. Again. The bluebirds sat heavy on the deck rail this morning, waiting for the mealworms that magically appear whenever the door to the deck opens. (Do they hang around to see their benefactor distribute the goodies? No. They do … Continue reading

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Day 14. 30 Days of Biking

Wherein our hero resolves to withhold any complaint about the weather until the last sentence. Continue reading

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Day 13. 30 Days of Biking

One reason to ride a bike that’s too big? To test the wheels you installed for a friend. And the good thing about riding that bike? You don’t have to pedal it far to confirm it works. I’ve built and … Continue reading

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Day 11. 30 Days of Biking

None of the bicycles in the basement have pedals with toe clips. I still use toe straps, but only as luggage tie-downs. Continue reading

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Day 8. 30 Days of Biking

Note: As you read this, keep in mind that I sell bicycle lights and fenders. And bicycles, for that matter. Quick ride. Just making sure the Giant Escape’s new fenders are installed correctly. They are. For the past three years, … Continue reading

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