Category Archives: Report from the road

The barn that saved us all. 30 days of biking, #13

“I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.” Edwin Abbott Abbott Before I leave home, I check wind speed … Continue reading

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Rolling into third place. 30 days of biking, #8

It’s the footnote to every essay every day in April: how many miles pedaled. And it’s often the same. One mile. Go ahead, look. Yep, not 20 miles. Not 10 miles. One mile. Barely more than than the much-noted single … Continue reading

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Two for the road. 30 days of biking, #7

All the little rides. This is one of those. Wearing shoes without strings. Wobbling on pedals that demand cleats and that, today, are denied those cleats. An inefficient ride. An ineffective ride. An ill-equipped ride. An unrecorded ride. Or, if … Continue reading

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Turn left on Geneva Avenue. 30 days of biking, #6

Here’s the thing about a lot of so-called landmarks—the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Angkor Wat, the Empire State Building—they aren’t anywhere near central Illinois. This can be a problem if you want to include one or more … Continue reading

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Booking it in Door County

Inside the handlebar bag: five books I bought this summer in Door County, Wisconsin. Buying five books in a week’s time, at least once a year, is not an indulgence; it’s a necessity. I’m supporting businesses I care about in … Continue reading

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