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"Who Was That Guy?" Fun at a Crit! (What happens will shock you!)

Our local team hosted a city center crit yesterday. I went and volunteered and have to say I was pretty bored. Zero spectators or promotion for this full day of racing around the Capitol. (Organizers short-staffed of course, but also PR is just not a priority.) I marshalled a far corner by myself for hours…

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Bike Canoe Trailer: It's a Cinch!

(BUMP FROM May, 31, 2009.) I've long wanted to create a simple trailer for towing a canoe behind a bike. A lot of times when I'm biking and I come across some tasty water I suddenly want to get paddling---especially when the waterway is going my way or when it's a shorter way to go my way…

Politics Ain't Bad -- It's the Art of Goodwill!

Some like to say that politics are too painful to get involved with. And that may be true as regards those who aren't actually working in it. So we don't discuss it around friends and family…

Outdoor Sport: IT'S NOT SERIOUS!

OK... all outdoor sport needs to be taken back from the Serious People. Bike Parties have started to do this, working from the urban core on out to S24O's and Coffee Camps…

Lollygagging: Fishin' and Floatin'

I'm usually not so big on just hanging loose. I'm relaxed when moving. But there's a time for just sittin' there. Normally I like using a boat, a canoe, and having a boat that's meant to be used…

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Pot Shots from a Grosse Ile Kitchen by Lucy & Sidney Corbett

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POTLUCK, a Florida smuggling thriller, Jack Rudloe, new

A modern-day small-town smuggling thriller written by an inside expert in the region, and published by OutYourBackdoor, here's a candid and realistic thriller about the interactions of small-town coastal fishermen, the special interests who ruined th...

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott ...