Author Archives: D. D. Syrdal

About D. D. Syrdal

Writer of vampire stories and science fiction. First novel, "Revenants Abroad", available now at Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Kobo.com, Smashwords. If you like a vampire you can go out drinking with and still respect yourself in the morning, I think you'd like Andrej.

Another new reality

For me, at least. It’s been ages since I’ve had any bikey news, and am ashamed to say I have hardly been on my bike in the last two years. I’m not sure why I didn’t ride much last year, … Continue reading

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A Christopher Thompson protege?

Seriously, I can only hope this guy has not bred. From Oregonlive.com: “The SUV turns into Santos and almost hits him,” Sheffer said. “About a block later, the driver stopped so suddenly that Santos had to veer into oncoming traffic. … Continue reading

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Spay Day 2/22/2011

UPDATE: 2/22/2011 — I just received this message from Cheryl, who says (and I quote) “Humane Society for Southwest Washington is a member of ASAP and is also performing low-cost surgeries.  360-693-4746” Thanks, Cheryl! I’m lifting this text in toto … Continue reading

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Icelandic Horses in Zillah, WA need help

If you, or anyone you know, can save a horse please get in touch with these people. From Mary Robinette Kowal: The ages range from 2 – 14 and are based off size, body size and tail length. They are … Continue reading

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Why do they hide the bike rack?

I needed to go to the library today to pick up this month’s book for my book group (we’re reading The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, my pick) and so decided to take the bike instead of the car. I … Continue reading

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Road-Raging Driver Hits Two Cyclists in Portland

And he’s still out there. Or she. Although from the description of the car I’d be willing to bet real money it was a male driver as this model is very popular with young males. (note: the photo is a … Continue reading

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HINUF2C

Who knew these things were still popular? Apparently they are, all over the place, and this latest convention of The Wheelmen took place in my old stomping grounds, Long Branch, NJ. See? There’s more to New Jersey than the Sopranos, … Continue reading

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