Tag: Bicycling

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On Thursday I kept running into stuff like that shown in the photo. The fourth day’s ride had taken me through flat and level corn and soybean country, from Kokomo almost to Lebanon, Indiana, where Mrs R had reserved a motel room. (A KML file of this year’s routes is here, and might display in Google maps if you click on it.) But I was having trouble getting across Sugar Creek.

 

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Today was the 3rd day of what is planned as a five-day bicycle ride. Tuesday I rode from home to Hillsdale, Michigan, a total of 70.5 miles. The winds were mostly not in my favor, but not much of a factor. More

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Tuesday’s bike ride was a 50-miler(*) from Sidney to North Lewisburg, Ohio. It was my closest ever approach to Columbus from the west, by any means of transportation. Along the way, I took photos at four township halls.

I had hoped one of them might be a picturesque old schoolhouse. There are some like that in Ohio and other parts of the Old Northwest. But today’s were all pole barns, broadly defined. These are usually less interesting, but one of the sites did have some traces of the old connection between township government and schools, from the days before school districts became independent of local governments, for better or worse.

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I just finished Day 2 of a multi-day ride to my birthplace home in North Dakota. Much of Day 1 (I didn’t get started until about 2pm) was spent riding on roads I had never before been on in the White Earth Reservation – roads that turned out to be very good shape for bicycling […]

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I encountered one of my pet peeves on the way to work today. About seven or eight bicyclists were ahead of me on the road. The road had a fairly wide bike lane — easily wide enough for one rider, and perhaps wide enough for two. The riders, however, were ignoring the bike lane and riding in the (only) traffic lane, generally two abreast (occasionally three abreast).

I live in a scenic and hilly area outside the city, which is quite popular for bicyclists. There are “Share the Road” signs up in the area. But I regularly encounter bicyclists whose idea of “sharing the road” is to block the entire car lane.

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