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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 16. 30 Days of Biking

Snow. Again. The bluebirds sat heavy on the deck rail this morning, waiting for the mealworms that magically appear whenever the door to the deck opens. (Do they hang around to see their benefactor distribute the goodies? No. They do … Continue reading

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Day 15. 30 Days of Biking

A ride around the lake today. I say around, but it’s only a half circle there and back. The other half circle involves a muddy crossing of the dam. I’ve never pedaled there, and I haven’t walked it since the … Continue reading

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Day 6. 30 Days of Riding

Let us now praise fenders. It is not, necessarily, that you ride through downpours, thunderstorms, cloudbursts, raindrops and other airborne hydrological catastrophes. (Though it is not enough to experience these phenomena via the Weather Channel, much as you wish Stephanie … Continue reading

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Day 5. 30 Days of Biking

Getting up isn’t the problem. My eyes snap open earlier than ever. It’s getting out that’s the problem. I’m not one to pine for southern climes, but I know when the temperatures in central Illinois are Sam friendly. The sun … Continue reading

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Survived the Cull: Eleven Bicycle Books

Last week I got rid of some books. Easy enough, you think—most of them were old, some of them were simplistic, all of them had to do with bicycle racing. Well, surprise, surprise: I didn’t get rid of all my … Continue reading

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Day 16. #30daysofbiking

Let’s face it. One of the earliest and most elegant bicycles was developed in Canada centuries ago. You may have missed the story in class due to the machinations of the international bicycle wheel lobby, an organization with members professionally … Continue reading

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