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Can You Suggest a Bike Shop?

I was helping register bikes1 and a kind citizen asked me the $64 “I'm looking for a new bike. Where should I go?” I've researched this question for decades and I'm ready to answer: “Your local bike shop.” The follow-up question was inevitably asked: “Which one?” My years in La Crosse have helped me know, with certainty, the answer: “All…
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Hauling Couch

8ft couch with kickouts. I took the challenge of moving a couch, by bicycle. It started with my wife’s desire for a new couch, ours was getting pretty, well, not pretty. It was about 10 years old and it was time. She picked one out this winter and we ended up making room in a corner to store the old…
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Everyday Outdoors

I live in Wisconsin. The weather changes. Duh. Nothing new, it's everyday. We get melting heat in the hundreds with humidity that you can almost swim through. We get rain and storms that cause flooding (that you literally swim through) and we get cold. This year we seem to be getting plenty of that. Subzero temps have been the norm…
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