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After the boom: Ray Keener talks bicycles in the 1970s and business today

In 1981, Vitesse Cycle Shop of Normal, Illinois, opened a satellite store in Peoria Heights, Illinois. I was fresh from an abortive attempt at a journalism career, and I had always enjoyed bicycles, so I signed on as a mechanic … Continue reading

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Mayor of Normal, Illinois, tries out B-cycle in Madison, Wisconsin

To her credit, when comedian Paula Poundstone visited the Bloomington (IL) Center for the Performing Arts in April, she declined to make fun of the name of Bloomington’s sister city, Normal. (She was less restrained when it came to the … Continue reading

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