Riding And Shooting

I’ve enjoyed cycling as long as I can remember. That means a half-century or more. I’ve been interested in photography for nearly as long — maybe 40 or 45 years. It’s been only in the past six or seven years though that I’ve combined those two interests. When I ride in the Willmar area, it’s…
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International Interest In Cycling

I ride bicycles for the fun of it and for the activity’s health benefits. I’ve ridden most of my life and really hit it hard a few years ago when my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and needed to lose weight. It’s that way for a lot of people in the U.S. – they…
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Pedal For Project Impact

Pedal for Project Impact, an organized bike ride that will begin and end at Willmar’s MinnWest Technical Campus, will be held June 16. I’m on the planning committee for this year’s event. This year, the event’s second year, will feature three routes: a 20-mile family route on the Glacial Lakes trail and 40- and 60-mile…
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Same Old Bike But Different

For the past couple years, my friend Bob Hines and I have spent a week during warmer weather participating in an organized bicycle ride in some other part of the country. This year we’re heading to upstate New York to ride in the Bon Ton Roulet. It will be from July 22 to 28 and…
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Basement Biking

While winter has been mild so far this year, there have been some days when bicycling outside seemed like a really bad idea. My standards for a bad day to bike outside might be a little different than most people. Over the past few years, I’ve put together the cycle, clothing and other gear that…
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