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    Scamming the Scammer II

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Previously on "Scamming the Scammer:" "Vivi," a 29-year-old single woman from Washington state contacted me on a social networking Web site. Vivi wants to be my new friend but I am suspicious so, using the nom de plume "Ignatius," I ...

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    Scamming the scammer

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Today's posting doesn't have anything to do with bicycling. This is just something I wanted to share since it seems like we all receive junk e-mails at some point from scammers and spammers. The best response is just to hit the ...

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    Bicycle safety

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Apparently, everyone is talking about it. The confident city cyclist classes mentioned in this WaPo chat sound like a great idea. Any local tips you'd like to share here?

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    House payment, car payment, bike payment

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    OK. I'll admit. I was drooling over the custom women's bikes made by Sweetpea Bicycles in Portland when I saw this really interesting program on their blog. A credit union that offers bike loans, much like car loans. Because, let's face it, are ...

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    Freshly wrapped handle bars

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    That's what's making me happy this week. Seriously, if your handlebars are getting shabby, new tape is in the $20 neighborhood and totally improves your ride. I was also thrilled this morning to see at least two unfamiliar faces riding this ...

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    The fixie's in

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    I've been working on a story about bike commuting in Victoria that's scheduled to run in Sunday's paper. I think one of the things that surprised me most is there are a handful of people in Victoria who either ride or are ...

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    It's not brain surgery

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Wear a helmet. Now, I'm not anyone's mother. But I cringe when I see most of the cyclists in Victoria don't wear helmets on the road. They're pretty cheap -- starting at $15 or so. Certainly much cheaper than hospital care.  ...

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    Following the Tour de France?

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    OK. So I'm not really one to follow the Tour. But thisinteractive map is pretty nifty. Leslie

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    It was a great century

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Riding one mile is cake. Ten, a round-trip commute.  Thirty, a long weekend ride. One hundred? That's a  century. And I did it for the first time Friday. Greg and I dragged ourselves out of the house at about 6 ...

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    If you can't stand the heat...

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Spend more time exercising outdoors. At least, that's what the New York Times reports some physiologists say. According to the story, the best way to handle exercise in hot, humid conditions (uh, we don't know anything about that here, do ...

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    Oh Canada!

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    It's Canada Day, when our neighbors to the north celebrate the birth of their country. So I'm told by a Canadian-born co-worker and NPR. I'm embarrassed to say that, like most Americans, I don't know a ton about Canada, despite ...