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Bike Parties: Biking for the Fun People!

Bike Party -- a new way to make friends and explore a city

by Jeff Potter

More people are biking nowadays, and they're having more fun at it. Lansing is joining in.

The focus point for the most bike fun in our city these days is the Lansing Bike Party (LBP), a loose-knit group that meets Fridays then heads out to explore for a couple hours, stopping for snacks and TGIF beverages along the way…

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Commie Travel Literature -- in a Tatra!

Robert and I just sold this amazing book, "Africa: the Dream and Reality." He had it for sale for several years in my OYB eBay Store. A most unique travelog…

Team OYB's Hollywood & Radio Adventures

Here's a little update about the cultural adventures we've had around here lately. It's been a bit of a whirlwind. On a wide range of fronts. Where to start? A couple years ago a food reporter heard about my roadkill tendencies at a Chicago cocktail party…

Careful out there! ...Who gets busted

I don't want to be conspiratorial, but it's worth considering how the bureaucratic mind works as regards Normal Citizens as we try to live in creative and DIY ways…

Exercising on a Train? ...Theraband!

Our family has taken a couple long distance Amtrak trips in recent years. (They're pricey but we use an Amtrak credit card for our gas and groceries and every 2 years we find we can book a round-trip adventure for our family of four for free…

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Momentum: Chasing the Olympic Dream

by Pete Vordenberg, US Team Head XC Coach 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 Skier magazine. ...

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

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

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...