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Q: What do you call a drink for dead person?

A: a stiff one

Goodbye to a beloved family pet

Goodbye to a beloved family pet

IMG_0374“Puppy, puppy, puppy.” That’s the call we heard from the Jack Russell Terrier breeder in Belleville, Michigan as we were first introduced to her litter of puppies in the fall of 1996. In response to the call, out from the barn came bounding a delightful litter of darling Jack Russell Terrier puppies who had been born back on August 21st. You could have sworn it was a scene out of 101 Dalmatians.

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Puttin’ the recycle into the “b”-cycle

Another fabulous Andy Singer cartoon for your enjoyment. Happy Labo(u)r Day Weekend to all!

Puttin’ the recycle into the “b”-cycle

Another fabulous Andy Singer cartoon for your enjoyment. Happy Labo(u)r Day Weekend to all!

Palo Alto to Tierra del Fuego by bicycle

Palo Alto to Tierra del Fuego by bicycle

Source: amazon.com

Source: amazon.com

I am not kidding. That is the lengthy north-to-south course taken by author, climate scientist, and touring cyclist David Kroodsma , which he describes with intriguing detail in the book, The Bicycle Diaries; My 21,000 Mile Ride for the Climate. Mr. Kroodsma pedaled through 16 nations in the process, including:

United States
Mexico
Guatemala
Belize
Honduras
Nicaragua
Costa Rica

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A to Z - City names starting and ending with the same letter

A to Z – City names starting and ending with the same letter

Source: 2020site.org

Source: 2020site.org

Below is my list of cities whose name, in English, starts and ends with the same letter of the alphabet. Based on the list below, cities stating and ending with the letter “A” seems to be the most common by a large margin.

As this is an incomplete list, any additions are most welcome. Cheers!

  • Aba, Nigeria
  • Ada. OK, USA
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Alafaya,…

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Q: What do call a cowboy who is excited about rising beef prices?

A: a jolly rancher

Interurban glide ride - the soap box derby of bicycles

Interurban glide ride – the soap box derby of bicycles

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Level portion of the Interurban Pathway – Source: geocaching.com

Throughout the summer of 2014 one of our favorite evening pastimes has been to ride the non-motorized Interurban Pathway from East Lansing to Lake Lansing to buy ice cream cones. Afterwards, on our westbound ride home, we will competitively glide ride our bicycles from the top of the trail hill at Marsh Road, without pedaling, to…

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Profiling pedaler’s by their pant legs

Another great cartoon by our friend Andy Singer.  With the start of a new school year, be careful out there.

Profiling pedaler’s by their pant legs

Another great cartoon by our friend Andy Singer.  With the start of a new school year, be careful out there.

ALS ice bucket challenge on my folding bike

ALS ice bucket challenge on my folding bike

Showing support for both ALS awareness and for bicycling, I took my ice bucket challenge last night will straddling my Citizen urban commuter foldie.

 

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Tom Waite’s Ten “Loose Suggestions” for Driver’s

Tom Waite’s Ten “Loose Suggestions” for Driver’s

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Source: amazon.com

Below are a list of ten “loose suggestions” for driver listed on pages 111-114 of Mr. Waite’s hilarious and often poignant new 2014 book release, entitled Chronic Pedalitis. Personally, I think the majority of these should be and could be revised into commandments and enacted into law in every state and nation, if they haven’t been already.

  1.  “Thou shall not use thine vehicle as…

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