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Birthday brunch and bicycling

We filled my birthday weekend with delicious food and nice (if warmer than my ideal) biking. We transformed a large Swiss chard harvest into this Quinoa and Kale Swiss Chard Crustless Quiche that I saw on One Hot Stove a … Continue reading

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Bicyclists: United we stand, divided . . .

Sigh.  I write this with a heavy heart.  What should have been a simple decision to attend a fun bicycle-related event has become much more complicated. I first heard about Dinner and Bikes over two months ago.  It looked like … Continue reading

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Cycle chic, kind of

So there’s this whole “cycle chic” thing, basically the idea that you should look stylish while riding a bike.  Beautiful people, riding around on bicycles, laid-back and having fun, what’s not to like? I’ve long been a fan of Girls … Continue reading

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Don’t get caught flat

Sunday, I participated in a group bike ride, riding just for the heck of riding, not riding to get somewhere, a rare thing for me.  At the farthest point from the ride start/end point, someone in our group got a … Continue reading

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Open Streets in the heat

Yesterday, I was on my bike for almost five-and-a-half hours, volunteering for Open Streets in St. Louis. Five-and-a-half scorching, 100-plus-degree heat index hours.  It sounded like a good idea when I signed up in April.  Get up at 6am after … Continue reading

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Go, Iowa!

No, I’m not cheering for the Hawkeyes, I’m cheering for Iowa’s 7th place finish in the Bike Friendly State rankings.  My current state of Missouri didn’t fare so well, coming in 28th.  Lots of good things happening all around, but … Continue reading

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Backpacks, racks, and panniers, oh my!

Recent question from reader Rebecca: “At the moment I’m using a backback, but it has limited capacity. So I’m wondering what you do… baskets? panniers? racks? I’d love any advice on that subject.” Great question.  I used to be a … Continue reading

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