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Indie Outdoor Lore 'n' More


Announcing: Type B Coaching!

2016-02-08 You're not a Type A personality? Don't worry! Oh, you don't worry, anyway. Good! You still might benefit from some skills development if you wanna do outdoor sports. They do all involve skills after all! Nobody can do them automatically, except at the total-duffer not-actually-using-the-gear level…

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Construction at OYB: Don't mind my dust!

2015-12-22 I'm working with a guy to figure out how to display a few user-oriented ads. I always used to like displaying ads from little businesses who I supported and who did things that I just KNEW that OYB readers would love…

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OYB: a Liability? This is My Waiver!

2015-02-02 OK, I run the OYB website where I publish wide-ranging innovative outdoor sports content. I also sell and innovate outdoor gear. I resell secondhand gear, too. None of these efforts add up to much, moneywise, but it seems worth doing…

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Best, Cheapest Way to Ship Bikes and Skis

2015-01-31 I think that most people don't know how to do this, or they get burned when letting others do it for them. The best, cheapest way to ship BIKES is FedEx Ground 3-Day. You can ship a bike box with bike plus maybe 30 lbs of luggage, etc…

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OYB Hanging Out the Shingle!

2013-05-13 Do you have any projects that the OYB skillset can help you with? Bikes, boats, skis, skills ... and media/web/biz/social/event/handwork relating to same. That's the resume'! : ) 20 years of it! Want to do something together? Lemme know! …

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RIP: Joel Brockmyre -- Strappin Dude, Fighter

2013-05-06 Here's a memoriam for Joel Brockmyre, a longtime pal who has gone to Valhalla ahead of us. He had a rough last while but got to leave in his prime. No fading for him, or years of walkers. Now, before I tell a bit about the fun times we had, I'd like to lay a couple practical things on you…

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Not Bragging If Ya Did It: 3 Diverse, Innovative Articles in Nat'l Media

2013-05-04 Last year I pulled off a stunt that I think is cool and that I don't think anyone else has done. (I'd love to see some info to the contrary to help me flesh things out.) I wrote articles for national magazines about 3 totally different areas of sport and each of them was first-ever's for the media, that is, they weren't just reporting but were innovative contributions to their areas…

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What is OYB? --An HQ for Indie Outdoor Education

2012-08-22 OYB fans the indie outdoor flame. How? ... 2000+ articles on bikes, boats, skis & much more -- showing from diverse angles how the active indie world interconnects. Also, OYB is a catalog of hard-to-find media & gear -- keeping a bunch of good old books alive across a wide range of indie cultures…

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OYB Action on Facebook! ...and eBay!

2012-08-21 OYB has a couple other big ways to keep in touch or to shop the indie outdoors. I have an OYB Facebook Page where I post more timely items and event dates. (More people leave comments there, too -- even though it's cinchy to do so here…

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Robert Mosher: New OYB Staffer!

2012-03-09 I am pleased to mention that for the past while OYB has had the privilege of the assistance of an enthusiastic and talented outdoorsman, a fellow bike and boat buff (and old climber besides): Robert Mosher…

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