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Crafting the ultimate dream bicycle…one component at a time


I finished reading the captivating book by Robert Penn entitled, It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, last week. This fascinating read approaches the evolution of the bicycle and its storied history in a unique fashion … Continue reading

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The UK’s ten busiest national parks


Below is the list of the ten busiest (most visitors) national parks in the United Kingdom. This data would include national  parks in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (none currently designated there). 1.     Lake District (designated in 1951) – 14.8 … Continue reading

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A “Wales” of a great Welsh trail


Kudos to Wales for accomplishing something that no other country on the planet has done – in 2012, it completed a hiking trail along its entire 870 mile long coastline. Yes…you read that correctly – its entire coastline! What a … 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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