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  • Richard 6:13 am on August 30, 2009 Permalink |  

    Rat Ride 

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    This Rat Ride is a cruiser without looking like one.  Long wheel base, 24″ tires, two chain rings, disc brakes.  Shouts out to Tobie at North Central Cyclery for turning me on to a great deal.

  • Richard 10:13 am on August 22, 2009 Permalink |  

    Corn Fest 2009 – Reaching New Heights 

    It’s on Corn Fest 2009. This year it is still mercifully located at the airport. I thought of riding there today to check out the local color. And maybe experience the weird amalgamation of old timey polka, 50’s rock, classic rock, southern neck tribute, hair metal and an entity which seems to be an indirect homage to a member of Fleetwood Mac. Well until I read this:

    What NOT to Bring to the Festival
    The following items are prohibited at DeKalb Corn Fest:

    • Outside Alcoholic beverages
    • Skateboards
    • Roller blades
    • Glass bottles
    • Pets
    • Grills
    • Open flames
    • Firearms

    * Bicycles

    I guess the placement of bicycles after firearms demonstrates the potential lethality of the two wheeled conveyance in a music festival type environment. Seems like a miss by not allowing bicycles as a means of easing traffic congestion. The airport is nearby – an easy ride for the multitudes I have seen out lately riding around town. Good thing there is shuttle bus to haul ass the couple of miles to the airport. But I digress the real cool event is the Corn Fest Bike Rally on Sunday, August, 23rd. Tobie at North Central Cyclery has been sponsoring this event for years which is always great fun.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM at Lions Park.  The ride will be on the path to Sycamore with events at the end of the ride; Trike Tugs, Burley Time Trial, Water Balloon Gauntlet and more! Yup sounds intense.

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  • Richard 9:23 am on August 21, 2009 Permalink |  

    Flippin Eggs 

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    Flippin Eggs is the latest establishment to inhabit the space which housed many before – Tommy O’s, Mama Cucina (I think)…curiously Tommy O’s press clippings are still on the walls. Typical breakfast menu, omelets, pancakes, skillets and a section devoted to eggs benedict. Burgers are the center piece of the lunch menu. I opted for sausage skillet. The plate was loaded with hash browns, peppers, onions, cheese and two eggs nested on top. A good value at $6.49. And the wait staff was attentive.

    Construction proceeds at a snails pace in the downtown area. Oh the skating rink opens in October – I hope attendance soars beyond the 3 to 5 skaters from last winter.

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  • Richard 7:37 am on August 19, 2009 Permalink |  

    NIU Move In Day Tomorrow 

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    Nelson Rd will be jacked. Be careful if on you are on the westside.

  • Richard 7:10 am on August 18, 2009 Permalink |  

    Patchwork on Taylor Rd. 

    Patchwork on Taylor Rd from Fourth St. to west of Glidden Rd. The craters in the westbound lane of Taylor Rd. have been marked for future repair. The potholes on the eastbound lane have been filled but the surface is somewhat unpredictable.

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    eastbound                                                                                                    westbound

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  • Richard 12:58 pm on August 16, 2009 Permalink |  

    Free BMX! 

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  • Richard 7:40 am on August 14, 2009 Permalink |  

    Pea Rock In Season 

    Pea rock on Crego and Keslinger roads – be careful! The rock has not  been compressed yet at the road’s edge.

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