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10-21-18, 08:29 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

thanks for the compliment! Out of curiosity, I...

thanks for the compliment!
Out of curiosity, I did a quick search on Flickr for "Edelstein", which is the small town next to where this photo was taken. There are a few scenic spots near Edelstein...
10-20-18, 04:27 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

I was out for a late evening ride earlier this...

I was out for a late evening ride earlier this week and caught sight of a BNSF train approaching just after I crossed some railroad tracks. The sight of the sun glinting off of the tracks made me...
10-08-18, 09:18 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

a quick shot from the Hilly Hundred ride near...

a quick shot from the Hilly Hundred ride near Bloomington, IN this last weekend. Had a fun time with RobbieTunes and some Peoria friends.
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03-07-18, 10:55 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

oh man.... that's one of my fears! I've seen at...

oh man.... that's one of my fears! I've seen at least one person by the roadside trying to figure out what to do about a loose crank bolt, and really, without the suitable wrench, your only options...
02-27-18, 07:03 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

great photo! It's been warming up here in...

great photo!

It's been warming up here in the midwest, but nothing growing yet. A few more weeks before that happens, but it's still nice just to go out for a ride without having to wear...
01-20-18, 09:24 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

With proper gearing, it's not too bad for me on...

With proper gearing, it's not too bad for me on an upright bike.. probably 4.5 or 5mph.

On the other hand, when I ride my heavy 'bent up that hill, the speed is around 3.5mph... ugh! Keeping it...
01-20-18, 01:06 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

temperatures have moderated a bit, and the roads...

temperatures have moderated a bit, and the roads have been cleared (and heavily salted!). Not bad at all for cycling!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4764/25928682088_0529a7eb60_c_d.jpg

shown...
01-14-18, 05:06 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

barely into the new year and nature decided that...

barely into the new year and nature decided that central Illinois should be reminded what winter is really like. A bit cold for biking, but made for some fun on the XC skis!
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11-27-17, 10:33 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

love it! I also enjoy using a long lens to...

love it!

I also enjoy using a long lens to compress the scene. Maybe because it provides the same perspective as when I'm out riding, always looking down the road at what's far ahead??

Here's...
11-16-17, 01:09 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

The fact that there aren't a lot of scuffs on the...

The fact that there aren't a lot of scuffs on the hairnet is probably a good sign!

I think those shoes would look good on the next vintage bike ride, and it might be fun to see if you still know...
10-28-17, 04:59 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

well, now we know why it's one of your favorites!...

well, now we know why it's one of your favorites!
That's an incredible photo! Beautiful!

Steve in Peoria
10-01-17, 03:34 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

wow! what a great view! Steve in Peoria,...

wow! what a great view!


Steve in Peoria, where snow covered mountains are a rather rare sight!
09-27-17, 01:01 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

speaking of things with a bit of patina... saw...

speaking of things with a bit of patina... saw a nicely weathered barn on today's ride...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4445/36647479634_11ccafa1b9_c_d.jpg


Steve in Peoria
09-20-17, 02:35 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

Well, I'm continually being surprised by the...

Well, I'm continually being surprised by the status of the crops, so this seems completely reasonable to me. Besides, my photo is of a field NW of Princeville, perhaps 40 miles from your photo. ...
09-18-17, 06:22 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

during the bike ride yesterday evening, I stopped...

during the bike ride yesterday evening, I stopped to get a shot of a pumpkin field. The Peoria area grows the majority of the nation's pumpkin crop, but it's still a tiny crop when compared to corn...
09-10-17, 11:21 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

a quick photo from this morning's ride... ...

a quick photo from this morning's ride...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4393/36975524042_e39f4826a2_c_d.jpg

just some roadside wild flowers & weeds in the foreground, and corn and wind...
09-10-17, 11:17 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

great shot! My sympathies and best wishes to...

great shot!
My sympathies and best wishes to all living in the areas affected by these fires.


Steve in Peoria, where we are blissfully free of fires and hurricanes.
08-28-17, 09:30 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

Beautiful! Just one of the reasons that I love...

Beautiful! Just one of the reasons that I love riding at sunrise and sunset!

Steve in Peoria
07-18-17, 09:07 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

from Saturday's ride in Princeton, IL... ...

from Saturday's ride in Princeton, IL...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4304/35812727141_04367b95a8_z_d.jpg


Steve in Peoria
07-08-17, 12:18 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

that soil looks pretty dry... I hope you were...

that soil looks pretty dry... I hope you were doing your part to add a little moisture. :)


Steve in Peoria
07-05-17, 09:49 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

just a sunset in July while out riding the...

just a sunset in July while out riding the bike...


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4106/35549553522_2d77912048_z_d.jpg



Steve in Peoria
06-25-17, 02:00 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

had some storm clouds pass close enough to be...

had some storm clouds pass close enough to be scenic, but far enough away to stay dry!


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4254/35308093071_f688a8fa69_z_d.jpg


Steve in Peoria
08-21-16, 08:36 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

thanks much! I knew that the humidity would...

thanks much! I knew that the humidity would eventually prove to be useful for something! ;)


Steve in Peoria (where we finally had a break from that humidity today)
08-20-16, 12:33 PM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

the heavy morning humidity didn't make the riding...

the heavy morning humidity didn't make the riding comfortable, but did provide some good visual effects!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8441/28490503553_6dc4c449be_c_d.jpg


Steve in Peoria
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