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A ditch in time. 30 days of biking, #24

This photo is a lie. Well, not a lie—instead, it contains far too little truth. Just like so many photos, paintings, sculptures, essays, speeches, inscriptions, magazines, books, podcasts, blogs, databases, casual conversations, compilations, tattoos, and cave paintings. What is truth? … Continue reading

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Back to the beginning. 30 days of biking, #18

What’s your origin story? I don’t mean the sex thing. I’m vaguely aware of where babies come from and that many babies successfully avoid being drawn into the ways of Wall Street, politics, drug use, search engine optimization, and the … Continue reading

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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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