Category Archives: history


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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From the Associated Press, via Yahoo!: By MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer Mitch Stacy, Associated Press Writer – Mon Jun 7, 5:40 am ET TAMPA, Fla. – The commercial paper industry’s plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states … Continue reading

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North American Handmade Bicycle Show

If you’re going to be in or around Richmond, VA, the weekend of Feb. 26 – 28, you might want to consider taking in the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. I know I would, if I could. Portland’s own Signal Cycles … Continue reading

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Google Doodle Mystery Solved

  Everytime I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. — H.G. Wells Yes, it was all a lead up to commemorating the birth of Herbert George Wells.  And shame … Continue reading

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, Galileo!

I missed it by a day, but February 15, 1564 was the birthday of Galileo, in Pisa, Italy. Herewith: a short bio to tie in with the International Year of Astronomy. Among other things, he gave us the Law of … Continue reading

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Playing Hookie from NaNoWriMo

I took myself on a shortish bike ride yesterday, because I hadn’t been on the bike for like three weeks now and figured I better get out there before I lose whatever gains I made in strength and endurance. So, … Continue reading

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More Creepy Goodness

Might as well stick with the Halloween theme, since I haven’t been doing any biking since I got sick last week. I found this article on haunted lighthouses. Everybody loves lighthouses anyway, although I have to say the older styles … Continue reading

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