Tag Archives: memory

Does everyone know what time it is? That’s right: It’s coffee time!

I once lived in a house with gray siding in Washington, Illinois. You may have lived in a house made of brick in a different town. (Maybe one of straw—quick, is there a wolf outside the door?) I’m not here to … Continue reading

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Why ride an old bicycle?

Old reminds A bicycle that has grown old with you has a history. Your history. You turned it into the path and followed the path. The sun was at a certain angle. The clouds looked like animals or hats. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Day 25. 30 Days of Biking

The past is the hitchhiker we have no choice but to carry with us. Take yesterday’s ride: my Trek 2300. Most of the air in the tires was compressed last week. The rear hub is 21st century but in service … Continue reading

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Day 30. #30daysofbiking

If we give objects too much power, and we do, it’s because we invest them with memory. So, what’s this bicycle about? Chicago steel. Peoria rust. A four-year-old falling off a trike and, after getting patched up and reassured by … Continue reading

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How to ride a bicycle without leaving a trail

It is said–wait, I’m about to say it–that Seven on Prospect, “A Cosmopolitan Grill,” is haunted by the echo of a mechanic swearing at a dual-cable Shimano Positron derailleur. Continue reading

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