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Word on the street: Per Ellingson

It’s all about efficiency.

Before companies in the greater Peoria area install energy-efficient electric and gas equipment, they often apply for cash incentives offered by the local utility company, Ameren Illinois, through its ActOnEnergy program. 129 more words

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In the mountains of Peru: cargo tricycle

When Melanie Martin took this picture and sent it to me, she wrote that she and her husband John were on their way to the Colca Valley to see… 86 more words

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Lean it here in Lima: bicycle rack

My friends Melanie and John Martin just hiked to Peru’s Machu Picchu. Given its 15th century origins, the Incan site is sadly lacking in ancient bicycle-related artifacts. 36 more words

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Word on the street: Tim Beeney

Tim Beeney works at the Children’s Home and Bike Peoria Co-op. The latter is “a place where people can work on their bikes, with assistance, if they want it.” 54 more words

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Word on the street: Greg Lynn

Ten years ago, Greg Lynn worked for Bushwhacker, “Peoria’s original outdoor store.” That’s where he bought his road bike. Today he has his own web design and development company and leads the Epiphany Anglican Mission in Peoria. 21 more words

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Downtown to delight without a crossroad: Columbia's MKT Trail

At six miles one way, last month’s interlude on Columbia, Missouri’s MKT Trail wasn’t the longest of the year. But it was the longest stretch we’ve pedaled without encountering a stop sign or traffic light. 76 more words

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Converted to 650B tires: the Motobecane Grand Touring

Some of the most attractive bicycles in the mid-to-late 1970s were built by Motobecane. They always had great paint jobs, including the model and make designations printed on the top and down tubes. 384 more words

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