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Gopher, Everett?

March 14, 2015

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Halfway through my ride this afternoon I noticed that a black pickup had slowed down and was tailing me at close to my speed. Not surprisingly, this gave me pause as the intent of the driver wasn’t self-evident. I’m usually only watchful for dogs so I wasn’t particularly concerned as I waited for him to […]

Parks and Trails Day 2014

February 27, 2014

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We have received the following information a couple of times  (maybe you have also) and thought we’d pass it along: Last week it was Frostbike 2014 at Quality Bicycle Parts in Bloomington and next week its Parks and Trails Day on the Hill in St. Paul. The bike community has a lot on its plate […]

Bikes I’ve Known and Loved

June 20, 2012

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I’ve been reminiscing recently about the bikes I’ve known in my life. I wish that I had pictures of  of them, but I haven’t been able to find any. I think that’s strange since I was on them so much, but taking pictures of everything that moves is really a phenomenon of the digital era. […]

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 […]

Pedal-Driven: A Bikeumentary

May 29, 2012

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I learned about Pedal-Driven: A Bikeumentary when I recently renewed my membership in IMBA, International Mountain Biking Association. In addition to the predictable thank you letter, I also received a DVD with a 3 minute trailer for the movie. The trailer was so good that I ordered the complete movie (and T-shirt and water bottle […]

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 […]

From the Gulf to the Gophers

April 26, 2012

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As I was going west on Rice County #8 on my ride last Sunday, I spotted a guy doing about 20 down his long driveway enroute to joining us on the tarmac and I wasn’t sure he saw me so I slowed down. As he zipped into a right hander about 10 yards from me […]