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Word on the street: PVC Pete

Imagine the Wizard of Oz rewritten as a one-character play. That character? A lost soul, clearly not from around here, and totally without a brain, heart or courage. 1,214 more words

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Co-Motion quint on the San Diego boardwalk

You’re next to the Pacific Ocean on Ocean Front Walk in San Diego. You’re working off another can’t-be-beat meal from the Mission Cafe. You see single-speed cruiser bikes… 66 more words

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Bicycle at land's end

No, not the merchant. No, not the place of that name in England or India, Spain or Mexico.

This is land’s end in the broader sense: Here, the kingdom of foot and pedal, there, the kingdom of fin and whale. 103 more words

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Word on the street: Katy Shackelford

Katy Shackelford works for the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, a group that covers Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties. According to its website, the commission “was established in 1958 to promote intergovernmental cooperation, regional planning, and a vision for the future.” 501 more words

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Mike Honnold pedals the Netherlands (and returns to Peoria)

Mike Honnold is a Caterpillar engineer based in Peoria. A member of Bike Peoria and former president of the Illinois Valley Wheelm’n (the “e” is non-existent), he rides thousands of miles each year. 2,824 more words

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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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