Category Archives: Report from the road

Aside by side

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.

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Day 30. #30daysofbiking

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

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Day 29. #30daysofbiking

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

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Day 27. #30daysofbiking

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

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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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Day 24. #30daysofbiking

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.

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Day 23. #30daysofbiking

It’s amazing what people can do when they decide it’s the right thing to do. Think about the transcontinental railroad, Hoover Dam, the Marshall Plan, the Apollo program. Think about Chicago building a tunnel two miles out into Lake Michigan … Continue reading

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