Top Posts & Pages
- A conversation with Rob English about his 10.8-pound road bike, single-sided hubs and getting his weekends back
- Converted to 650B tires: the Motobecane Grand Touring
- The race goes, not to the swift, but to the sufficiently tired: Benotto Modelo 3000
- Phil Wood wraps Rohloff, unveils eccentric BB
- Bendable blue: The Schwinn Sports Tourer
- Stop riding Bike Friday tikit immediately
- Tire-width experiment on tandem needs more time
- Dahon after Tern Bicycles: the view from Dahon
- Trail through city of Peoria gets update page
- Lightweight bicycle tool: Fix It Sticks
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Category Archives: Report from the road
It’s fun to ride a gravel bike. Unless, that is, you’re focused on the idea that some roads are really supposed to be blacktop. Like Santa Fe Road in Hallock Township. Back in the spring, workers turned three sections of … Continue reading
I don’t usually spend this much time developing a well-researched, thoughtful and detailed essay on SUV marketing, popularity and distribution, but jeebus, Toyota. Jeebus.
If we give objects too much power, and we do, it’s because we invest them with memory. So, what’s this bicycle about? Chicago steel. Peoria rust. A four-year-old falling off a trike and, after getting patched up and reassured by … Continue reading
Only one person is judging the effect of wind on play today. This person is focusing on his core competency. Making a couple of adjustments. (No different from any other law-abiding citizen.) And considering the fact that when this frame … Continue reading
Short rides this week. A couple of test rides, too. (Once you assemble them, you have to test them out.) Today’s spin is on a bicycle unlike any in my stable: the Specialized Roll. (Just noticed my friend Kate has … Continue reading
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.
Lunch break. Quick spin down the Greenway and return on Heading. Bike. Coffee. Blue skies. As Phil Connors would say, a pretty good day. Even without the sea otters.