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You’re outside more than you think. 30 days of biking, #21

—- Unless you’re thinking of cave dwellers, you have to believe humans spend more time outside than inside. Play along for a minute: Riding a bicycle? You’re definitely outside. Sitting under an umbrella? Yep. Outside. Walking inside a house? You’re … Continue reading

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Making room for a corn field. 30 days of biking, #17

Prevailing winds don’t always prevail. The wind in central Illinois often comes out of the west, but in recent days it’s come out of the east. That means maps of my rides will look slightly different this month than they … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Jones. 30 days of biking, #15

It’s the end of North Hampton Road. It’s 750 feet from a bend in the road I’ve ridden for years, and I’ve never slowed down to see it. Frankly, there’s not much to see: a maintenance shed announcing thou shalt … Continue reading

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How the bicycle might have changed everything in 1994. Now, with footnotes

An essay from the January/February 1994 issue of Upbeat magazine. The headline, pictures, captions and footnotes are new. What with all the talk about the information highway, I got to thinking about that other highway out there: America’s everyday road … Continue reading

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Finding a new Peoria inside the old

Highways make it easy to leave Peoria. The Greenway makes it easier to stay. Continue reading

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