Category Archives: People

Winslow takes it easy on Washington Island

Neither of us thought to ask Julie whether Winslow had any connection to the Eagles song, but the dog didn’t seem to mind the sound of her wheels. Continue reading

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Catching up with Jeff while crossing Porte des Morts

You’re eight hours north of Peoria, on a ferry that’s taking you another 30 minutes north, and the first bicycle-related conversation you have is with somebody from Toluca. Okay, then. Continue reading

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The welder will see you now: Eriksen’s Brad Bingham

“Moots got my name from that class, said come on out and weld for us. So I took a 69-cents-an-hour pay cut.” Continue reading

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Frame building for credit at the University of Iowa

Historically, frame building often begins with brazing the first frame. But TIG welding is a more universal skill in terms of application. You don’t braze a trailer hitch, for instance; you weld it. Continue reading

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A memorable name. A memorable bike. Pedalino

Sometimes the question isn’t what’s new. It’s who’s new. It’s a better question. And leads to a more interesting answer. Continue reading

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