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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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Day 19. #30daysofbiking

If there’s such a thing as a perfect ride, this is it. Downhill warm up, smooth roads, 65 degrees, Santa Fe Burlington Northern train clearing the crossing one minute before I needed the same space, tailwind chasing me on the … Continue reading

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The perfect ride

Clouds. Sixteen miles later: French toast and apple sauce. Fourteen miles later: ice tea and the book Castle, by Marc Morris. Five minutes later: heavy, vertical rain. One minute later: this picture. Four minutes later: trees doing hair flips, puddles … Continue reading

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