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Day 30: #30daysofbiking

A relative and I have debated the wording of the following phrase, but at the end of a cold night’s ride, after a rainy afternoon, after 30 days of riding a bit of every day, I say: Good night, sweet … Continue reading

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Day 27: #30daysofbiking

Horizontal travel between bursts of vertical rain. Fillet-brazed Schwinn Sports Tourer frameset, cranks, headset, brakes and kickstand are 42 years old. Front Campy and rear Phil Wood hubs are probably that old as well, though not original to the machine. … Continue reading

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Day 22: #30daysofbiking

There, in the background, possibly my favorite bicycle (if you don’t count the bicycles I have yet to acquire): the World’s Heaviest Fisher. The formula for frame weight is pretty simple: start with a 1-1/4-inch Evolution headset, increase tube diameters … Continue reading

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Day 16: #30daysofbiking

Last year, the handlebars were too low. This year, the bars are different. Continue reading

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Day 12: #30daysofbiking

What central Illinois lacks in hills, it makes up for in wind, especially in the spring when the weather is rushing around, trying to make up the mind it doesn’t have. Spring? Winter? Combo plate of meteorological nonsense? Today it … Continue reading

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Day 6: #30daysofbiking

Continuing the Twitter-promoted goal of riding every day in April. Today: First day in shorts and second day riding with a friend. Could this be the highest handlebar bag ever? My apologies to the randonneurs in the audience.

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Day 3: #30daysofbiking

It’s a Twitter thing. Ride every day in April. Doesn’t matter how far or for what. And today, it wasn’t far. Still, it was nice to have a flock of geese for an audience.

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