Mississippi Crossing: Quad Cities

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It has been a goal of mine for some time now to cross the Mississippi River by bicycle and I finally had the chance to do it this past Saturday.  I was driving back to Iowa from a series of business meetings in Indianapolis.   I try to drive on business instead of flying so that […]

Road Trip: West Branch Iowa

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I had an epiphany yesterday.  I was driving from our home in Iowa to Indianapolis for some business meetings and I stopped in West Branch Iowa to get a few quick miles in on a local trail I found through the Traillinks website.  Technically, it’s not even a full trail.  It’s just a short four mile segment […]

Small Town Rising

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According to a poll released by a Bay Area advocacy group this past weekend, 46% of the area’s residents are ready to call it quits and move out.  Poll respondents cited the high cost of living and the area’s housing crisis as the primary factors leading to their desire to leave.  Even more interesting, 76% […]