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Pedaling Princples Chapter Nine – Crossing State Lines, Pay Toll

Illinois Route 14 heads east out of Crossville, a rigging town with the noxious air of energy about it.  The gently rolling fields of corn are punctuated by oil wells. The road flattens into a straight stretch of tall treed, … Continue reading

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Pedaling Principles Chapter Eight – Illinois: Clean Government Wanted

I left Cape Girardeau early and crossed the Mississippi with the dawn. The Illinois side is low lying land, swampy and lush.  No more than two miles into the state I saw a large stenciled sign in front of a … Continue reading

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