Category Archives: Report from the road

Days of future passed at the 2019 Midwest Tandem Rally

How do you rate yourself as a climber? Faster than a few? Slower than most? Hoping for shorter climbs? Remembering the good old days? I don’t consider myself a climber at all. Never have. And neither do people who pass … Continue reading

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Into the wind with Marie Kondo

It’s a short ride for some but not for us. Not today. We leave with the wind in our faces. We return with the wind in our faces. The math of these two statements cannot be denied; we pack the … Continue reading

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A chicken’s tale

Why do we ask ourselves why the chicken crossed the road? To get to the punch line in a hurry. It may also be a way to explore the human condition without the human. Why did the chicken cross the … Continue reading

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Day 29. 30 Days of Biking

Looking for good advice on how to ride a bicycle? Start with this list. Always stop to: Clean your tires Remove your jacket Drink coffee Drink water from a garden hose, even a really long one Help turtles cross the … Continue reading

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Day 26. 30 Days of Biking

Takes 41 minutes to get from Bushwhacker to Dunlap along the Rock Island Greenway/Rock Island Trail. At least it’s 41 minutes if you are me, and you end up booking it. Riding the Bianchi Pista today, past dogs on long … Continue reading

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Day 24. 30 Days of Biking

Bushwhacker to Leaves ‘n Beans–the cafe, not the bean repository down the street at Trefzeger’s Baker–in Peoria Heights. Single-speeding it. No-handsing it. Witnessing the world’s many marvels, including the sheer number of business cards on display at LNB. Including a … Continue reading

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Day 23. 30 Days of Biking

Fifteen years ago, there was a two-story house across the road from these flowers. An American Foursquare. Probably 80, 90 years old at the time. A woman stood on the top step of the house shaking rugs. (I think she … Continue reading

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