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“Pearls Before Swine” cycling humor


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Viva l’Italia! – Carrera’s wickedly cool retro urban bicycle helmet


While surfing the net for a folding bicycle helmet that can be easily packed in a suitcase or backpack for trips and holidays, I stumbled across Carrera’s new foldable helmet. This wickedly cool retro design from Italy is based on … Continue reading

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The cycling revolution evolution


Another great cartoon from Andy Singer. Enjoy!

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Celebrate the “love of bicycling” in May


There are many bicycling events coming up in the Month of May, as it is National Bike Month here in the United States. These include: National Bike to School Day – May 7th Cyclofemme – May 11th National Bike to Work … Continue reading

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Why Americans drive and the Dutch bike


I am in midst of reading the illuminating and intriguing book entitled In The City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Bicyclist by author Pete Jordan. If you ever wanted to know the bicycling history of this great European city, Mr. Jordan’s … Continue reading

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USA’s most exciting mid-sized cities


Below is a list created by the Movoto Real Estate Blog of its top ten most exciting mid- sized cities (120,000 to 210,000 people) in the United States: Providence, RI Charleston, SC Fort Collins, CO Eugene, OR Syracuse, NY New … Continue reading

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Zingerman’s puts the “deli” in delicious


Even if you have never been to Ann Arbor, Michigan, there is a fairly good chance you have already heard of Zingerman’s. It happens to be one of the coolest, hippest, and yummiest delicatessens anywhere on planet Earth. Located in the historic Kerrytown … Continue reading

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The “grand” prize for fusing art and economic development


This is a slightly revised post from the same story I wrote for Rust Wire, that was published earlier today. Enjoy! I had my first opportunity to attend ArtPrize in Grand Rapids on September 29th. My oh my, have they ever hit … Continue reading

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The very best of the west – Ashland, Oregon


Okay…I am going out on a limb here. While I have not been to every city or town west of the Mississippi River, I must say Ashland, Oregon is the very best smaller city I have seen in the Western … Continue reading

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Cities in history: review of “Ten Green Bottles”


Vivian Jeanette Kaplan’s book (Ten Green Bottles) about her parent’s harrowing escape from Nazi-controlled Vienna, Austria to Japanese-controlled Shanghai, China is a captivating and disturbing true story of one family’s efforts to escape Nazi aggression. The book primarily covers from the … Continue reading

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