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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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Biking to Garfield Park Conservatory in Search of Spring Flowers

Biking to Garfield Park Conservatory in Search of Spring Flowers

Mr. Ding and I took a bike ride to the Garfield Park Conservatory to check the bright colors of the Spring Flower Show.

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A Lunch Ride in the Loop & Historic Buildings

A Lunch Ride in the Loop & Historic Buildings

  It is officially spring in the Midwest, but you would not know it by the chilly weather in Chicago.  The sun has started to peak out a little more, and feels a little brighter and stronger each day, but when the temperatures can’t make it out of the 30s (Fahrenheit) and the wind is […]

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The Saints of Bike Winter

The Saints of Bike Winter

Looking out at the light snow that is falling now, on top of the snowy sleet that fell last night, on top of the rain that froze up the previous night, I’m thinking that the residential intersection near our house looks rather slippery. Perhaps I should reconsider my ride to work this morning? At the […]

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No Bikes Were Injured In Order to Get These Photos

No Bikes Were Injured In Order to Get These Photos

One of the the great things about riding a bike is that you interact with your surroundings more than in a car, and you tend to ‘see’ your surroundings more.  Biking is not the same as walking,  mind you – I  have time to observe a lot more  when I’m walking than when I’m biking  […]

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A City Bike Ride: Oma, Gumby, Bike Parking, Historic Train Bridges, And A Barge!

A City Bike Ride: Oma, Gumby, Bike Parking, Historic Train Bridges, And A Barge!

Last Saturday was another of the beautiful and very un-October days we’ve had in Chicago for the last week or so. Sunshine, blue skies, warm temperatures. Mr. Ding and I were kid-free for the weekend, and took advantage of the situation to get some city riding in together on rides that are not yet apropos […]

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Taking Oma Out for A Ride Downtown

Taking Oma Out for A Ride Downtown

Taking a ride downtown to do some shopping at Macy’s and load up our purchases on my new dutch bike.

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