Dates To Remember

This a reminder to cyclists in the Willmar area that a meeting to learn about and participate in the statewide bicycle planning study will be held Monday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Auditorium, 700 SW Litchfield Ave. The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. and those planing to attend should be ready to…
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More Than One Way To Ride In Winter

As my dentist was installing my new crown and replacing a filling Wednesday morning, he asked about a mutual acquaintance. Is he riding his bike on a day like today? The dentist asked about the mutual friend. People around town knew cyclist would ride his bike in all kinds of weather – even on the…
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Meeting Of Interest To Cyclists

Here’s a press we just received from the state Transportation Department that may be of interest to some of you. As people interested in an alternate form of transportation, cyclists need to take advantage of such events to let various branches of government know what they think. MnDOT seeks public input for statewide bicycle planning…
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Fighting The Hoarder Within

Traveling with less on bike trips — the topic of my last post — is an issue that’s been on my mind lately. I think I may have found a solution to my on-the-road hoarding problem. It’s called ultralight cycling or bikepacking. The idea behind it is to adopt some of the techniques backpackers have…
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Traveling Hoarder

Having done some bicycle tours in recent years, I’ve come face-to-face with one of my demons – the urge to take way too much stuff only on a trip.I don’t know what’s wrong with me. It’s as if I become a traveling hoarder. At home, I’m more likely – compared to Sofia, my wife –…
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