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To stand and stand not, 30 days of biking, #17

Some bikes get kickstands; some do not. This is a steel-framed Bianchi Pista, and despite sporting a front brake, handlebar-mounted water bottle and completely jacked-up 46cm Salsa Cowchipper handlebar—not the sorts of thing a traditionalist would employ when contemplating either … Continue reading

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Two rides, one morning

First ride It’s rarely windy in Springdale Cemetery. This is a plus if 1) you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to ride a bicycle in windy conditions and/or 2) worry about possible wind-related damage to mausoleums, ossuaries and … Continue reading

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Day 28. 30 Days of Biking

When you’re out on the county grid, surfing the monocultures of soon-to-be soybeans and corn, it can look pretty bleak. Those straight lines on paper and Google Maps? They’re straight lines in real life, too. But only if you disregard … 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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Bicycle tires: The opposite of supple is ok, too.

Sometimes there is such a thing as free tires. And that’s not a bad thing. Not bad at all. Thanks, Larry. Continue reading

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