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I’m A Roll Model!

I’m A Roll Model!

If you’re a regular reader of the Chicago/Nashville bike blog Let’s Go Ride A Bike you may be familiar with their “Roll Model” series. Recently they profiled me!

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What I Saw on My Way Home Tonight – Bike Winter Commute is On!

What I Saw on My Way Home Tonight – Bike Winter Commute is On!

It was a lovely, brisk ride home this evening, in the mid-30s. Perfect for riding home, especially since the morning wind was gone.  This is what I saw: Many cyclists riding into and out of downtown and around West Town sporting bright, flashing lights – nice work! One less-than-intelligent cyclist with no lights and no […]

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The Things You See On Your Bike: A Giant Clock on Hubbard Street

The Things You See On Your Bike: A Giant Clock on Hubbard Street

If, like many other cyclists in Chicago, you use Hubbard Street as an East-West route between the Loop and the Near West Side you’ve probably noticed this building between Halsted and Desplaines.  The giant clock caught my eye initially.  When I check it out further the next time I rode by I realized that: The […]

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Some Days You Have to Leave the Omafiets at Home

Some Days You Have to Leave the Omafiets at Home

They were forecasting rain, thunderstorms, wind and hail today as the nasty storms that have been blowing across the plains states roll into the Chicago area. This is the radar image that greeted me this am: Along with this forecast for the day: The National Weather Service this morning issued a hazardous weather outlook, forecasting […]

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The Things You See When You Ride A Bike…

The Things You See When You Ride A Bike…

So I was riding home through the Kinzie Industrial Corridor last week and out of the corner of my eye I spotted this guy. Meet the Blob Monster. I just had to turn down the side street to see what the heck this was. Turns out, the Blob Monster is not a giant example of […]

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Spring Sunshine, Doughnuts, & Tulips for A Dutch Bike

Spring Sunshine, Doughnuts, & Tulips for A Dutch Bike

A couple of weeks ago yours truly here started a new gig downtown.  What this meant for Oma was a new route to work in the morning.  Unfortunately, it has been rainy and incredibly windy every day save one since I’ve started the new job.  The weather hasn’t made either Oma or I much in […]

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Biking To the Store With A Non-Dutch Bike

Biking To the Store With A Non-Dutch Bike

I was going to title this “Mr. Ding Goes to The Store” but  I decided against it.  I’ve posted a few pictures of Oma in all her gear and beer-toting glory, but I’m not the only one who does the grocery shopping in this house.   Mr Ding does not have a Dutch bike though he […]

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