Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Catching up with Jeff while crossing Porte des Morts

You’re eight hours north of Peoria, on a ferry that’s taking you another 30 minutes north, and the first bicycle-related conversation you have is with somebody from Toluca. Okay, then. Continue reading

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Bad street? Streetmix it up. Plus, pedaling for sheep

What would Peoria’s Sheridan Road look like if we tried something a little different than four nerve-rackingly narrow lanes through a residential area? Continue reading

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A much better user experience: Brian Davis of Fix It Sticks talks bicycle multitools, business and bird feeders

“If I had to sum it all up, this is tougher than I would have thought, but I love it. I never feel like I’m working when dealing with the Fix It Sticks business.” Continue reading

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Lightweight bicycle tool: Fix It Sticks

A while back, BikeHacks.com held a haiku contest. The prize? A set of Fix It Sticks from Brian Davis, who makes the tool in Appleton, Wisconsin. I won with the following immortal words: Once rubbed sticks for heat But now … Continue reading

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Back road: Fish Creek, Wisconsin

A smooth road, a few trees, a destination: What makes the trip isn’t what you bring; it’s what you find along the way. Unless you have a flat tire–then a spare tube and a pump come in handy.

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