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Tom Kepler
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Writer, Teacher, Gardener, Bicyclist
Writer, Teacher, Gardener, Bicyclist

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A Bike Mirror That Fits the Jones Loop Bar
After changing my touring handlebars from straight mountain bike to Jones Loop Bar, I found the mirror I’d been using didn’t work. The straight bars were perpendicular to the bicycle’s body, and the Jones Bar ends at a 45-degree angle. Searching for an alte...

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My further adventures with mom

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The Mysterious, Elusive Austin County Park
I'm gingerly riding on loose gravel, a few hundred yards from Kilbourn, Iowa. Down the steep hill to river level, I can see the road bend up ahead, probably rolling into Kilbourn and on to the bridge. A couple in a pick-up come from the wide-spot-in-the-roa...

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Oh, well . . .
Life is still good.

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Will I Fulfill My "Somewhat" Goal?
If the road isn't too muddy, this is actually quite a smooth ride! My "soft" goal is to see how many months of the year I can bike tour here in SE Iowa, the tour including at least one night of camping. Last year I camped in March, missed April because of r...

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Round Prairie Park: First Bike Camping Trip of 2017
Once again, I was off on my bike for a camping trip, but this time in February in SE Iowa! The fields were faded tans and browns and the trees were leafless skeletons, but the sky was blue and the temperatures in the high 60's. The next morning would be aro...

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Two short stories in a row with female protagonists, set one in a mountain meadow and this one on the ocean.

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Riding the Rails on Amtrak Again
My latest trip to California from Iowa was a success and a learning lesson. It was my first experience with a roomette rather than a coach seat--three times more expensive but a definite easier experience with more privacy and a fold-down bed for the nights...

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Revising, creativity, and boundaries in flash fiction
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