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Which Tribe is Yours?

June 17, 2012

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Do you belong to “Riders of the Century” or “Those Who Chase Each Other in the Woods?” Are you a “Charity Rider” or one of those “The Mass is Critical” types? Possibly, like me, you belong to more than one tribe. Mike Magnuson, a writer¬†and a blogger for Bicycling magazine has just published a new […]

I’m a Failure at Truing a Wheel

May 18, 2012

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I’m a wannabe bike mechanic and I should forewarn you that my advice and/or work can’t be trusted so please don’t ask me to help. That puts me in a very awkward situation. I’m still in the trial and error phase of my training after what . . . 10 years?? I know, I know; […]

May is National Bike Month!

April 29, 2012

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National Bike Month is just around the corner. Embedded in the 31 days of May is Bike To Work Week and Bike to School Day. I’ve participated in a couple of Bike to Work Weeks in the past decade, but was surprised to learn today that Bike Month has been around since 1956! Bike to […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz

November 25, 2011

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In a recent StarTribune article I read about a fantastic program in the Twin Cities to provide free bikes to kids. Folks donate bikes they no longer use and volunteers recondition them back to a working state. Their activities get particularly intense during the holiday season for understandable reasons. So is there a problem? Well, […]

St. Olaf Bike Facilities

August 14, 2011

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In a town with two colleges, folks spend a lot of time doing comparisons. It’s doubly tough for some of us with ties to both St. Olaf and Carleton like me. I work at Carleton, but I matriculated at St. Olaf. I often do MTB training at St. Olaf because it has lots of every […]

Taking Care of Business

July 25, 2011

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I spend my work days on a college campus and today these are places with large numbers of bicycles. They are also home to many sick and dying bikes and I’d love to find a way to turn that reality around. Any machine with moving parts needs cleaning and lubrication to maintain efficient performance and […]