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The Joy of Running with a Bike

(BUMPED FROM 2013) Cyclocross is a good way to get in a little running for those who can't run as much as they'd like to anymore, but who still like to go fast or put in a couple miles.

What you do is you blaze along on the bike, hop off smoothly and run a hundred glorious feet, say, then hurdle smoothly back onto your bike and ride some more…

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Lansing Bike Party: Spring Fling & More ... Much More!

(BUMP FROM MAY) Yesterday's "Lansing Bike Party" ride had more going on than you could shake a stick at. More layers than a cake! It had everything I love about bike socializing…

"Easy, Cowboy": The Big Uncle Tim California Adventure

"Easy, Cowboy": The Big Uncle Tim California Adventure Whenever I've done something with Uncle Tim it has been an adventure. Helping to resolve his estate after he died wasn't any less so…

The OYB Store is on Vacation until June 24!

You can order if you like but we're outta town til June 24 so I won't be able to ship until then.

Violence against Bikers: Civil Rights?

Jan Heine just mentioned a big deal: Cyclists are experiencing a Civil Rights fight. It was shocking to me to see it finally put that way. (He said he saw it somewhere earlier…

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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...

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

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