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A Roadie Primer: How to be a Rider of Road Bikes

(bump from 8/16) There is a lot of info out there on road riding. It's kind of a technical side of biking. It relates to being a "roadie." Lately, however, I have to say that this has been a somewhat unappealing aspect of biking for me. Even so, it's an aspect requiring a lot of skill. And it's fairly popular…

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Truth & Reconciliation: Uniting Science and Religion

A very old problem is gaining momentum and attention these days: the conflict between religion and science. It relates to fake news and to modern religion and the alt-right…

Save $ with Sweet Vintage Binoculars

Everyone who wants to explore our world needs binoculars. And they should be good. Kept in a case. ...And, remember, if you use them or keep them around your house they really DO need to be kept in a case…

Why is Snowsport Fun? -> *Glide *Rhythm *Payoff

((BUMP FROM APRIL 13, 2016.)) This is my mantra. And I'm not kidding. I think it deserves traction. I'm a missionary of snow fun! So why is skiing fun? Why do we play in the snow? I say that IT'S ALL THE SAME! All skiing is one! I'm the Dr…

LA is Fun: Cool Things to Do, DIY Indie-style

I love LA. Some people say Los Angeles is too big or impersonal. I've never thought so. I have a personable time whenever I visit. The people are awesome, outgoing, civilized, thoughtful, generous, and friendly, I think…

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Momentum: Chasing the Olympic Dream

by Pete Vordenberg, US Team Head XC Coach Big sale! $4.95. Reg. list price $18. Paperback, with photos. 191 pages. What's So Special About This Ski Book? Momentum is "the best XC ski read ever," says Bob Gregg, editor of Master...

Abyss Absolute by R. E. Puhek

Abyss Absolute by R. E. Puhek ...

Back Tracks (w/ gulf oil rig song!), Richard Dobson, CD

Back Tracks (w/ gulf oil rig song!), Richard Dobson, CD...

Bike! Red Magnetic "social" Sticker

Bike! Red Magnetic "social" Sticker ...