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Backtracking by bicycle in the video for “Rewind”


Here’s a music intriguing music video by the Indie band Flint Eastwood out of Detroit.  It utilizes a bicyclist’s trip being rewound as its primary focus. Terrific song and band! Cheers! Advertisements

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Vintage 1950s handlebar-mounted bicycle radio


Could you imagine trying to keep this bulky, square box safely fastened on the handlebars of your bike? It’s a 1950s Arvin 514Y23-13 AM bicycle radio/horn with a reflector that I acquired in 2013 for inclusion in my transistor radio … Continue reading

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A heartbreaking image from Ukraine


It is said that pictures can tell a 1,000 words. The photograph of this bewildered bicyclist above from Ukraine does that and much more – it depicts what should be the joy of cycling set against a backdrop of death, … Continue reading

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More images of Ireland


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Some thoughts from E’ireann


As Kathy and I wrap up our weeklong trip the emerald island, I had some thoughts to pass along. If you have the opportunity to visit Ireland, absolutely do it! What a wonderful and friendly nation. The people are extremely … 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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Zombie pedestrian dodge-em


Trying to be a courteous bicyclist, I always attempt to warn pedestrians and other cyclists of my presence, especially when approaching them from behind. I do this by ringing my bike’s bell or calling out that I am on their … Continue reading

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The downtown Motown rebound


Saturday evening I attended a fantastic concert by the Canadian alternative rock band Metric at the historic Fillmore Detroit Theater on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. On the way there I missed my intended exit and instead took the Lafayette Avenue … Continue reading

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“A Different Kind of Fix” by Bombay Bicycle Club – oh yeah!


As an avid bicycle commuter and rider, when I hear of an alternative/indie rock band named Bombay Bicycle Club (or BBC for short), I am instantly intrigued. The moment I started listening to 13 tracks off their fall 2011 release … Continue reading

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