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    I'll pedal if you pack me in your suitcase

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Was I envious when I read Myra's column today? Yes. I was. I love reporting, but if I suddenly became independently wealthy you can bet I would hop on my bike and pedal off into the sunset. For those who doubt that bike tour ...

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    Silver screen cycles

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    This tip from Aprill Brandon, whose blog is far better read than this, so I should take her cues: Made in Queens is going to feature a group of kids, originally from Trinidad (the island, not the Colorado town that's the ...

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    Track races start tomorrow

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Olympic cycling track events start tomorrow. Let's be honest -- these are oddball (but nifty) events few people watch. No idea how the races work? Here's a primer.

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    What I want to read and what I want to wear

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    This blog was linked in a recent NY Times story about cycling. I had to go back to confirm -- this is my favorite bike blog this week. I'm happy to report that I doubt anything about my bike could be ...

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    Don't know how I missed this earlier

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    A story in the NYT talks about cyclist/driver hostilities. Hitting someone, then jumping out of the car to punch him? Really? Isn't that a bit much? I love this response to the story: "Nobody's as cool as they think they ...

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    Wow, that's a lotta bikes

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Every year, Portland closes down a bunch of bridges so cyclists can ride in car-free lanes. This year, bicyclists 17,000 attended. Holy cow. Today, I drove my car to work for the first time in about two months. I really didn't like ...

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    To the dogs

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Greg thinks it's sooo funny when I get freaked out by dogs chasing me on bike rides. I'll admit, there have been a couple of cases where my panic must have been pretty comical. Like the time the world's friendliest ...

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    Clouds. Rain. Nice weather for a ride

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Edouard made some great riding weather in Victoria this morning. The cloud cover kept things cool, and there wasn't much wind. Even the light rain wasn't bad. As I pedaled down Vine, I watched it bead on my arms and ...

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    Gender gap

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    I've been really happy to see lots of people on bikes the past couple of days. Last night, on my way home, I even saw a small herd of men on road bikes. The thing that has disappointed me is ...

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    Scamming the scammer - Finale

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Previously on "Scamming the scammer:" "Vivi," my new Internet friend, doesn't seem to recall the totally fictitious romantic relationship we had in high school many years ago. I toss out the names of some mutual friends of ours like Shirley, LaVerne DeFazio ...