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In the current economic crisis, many small business are suffering. Most local bike shops are small businesses. In fact bike shops are one of the few small businesses that have not been crushed by big box retailers and national chains. Many other small businesses have been decimated by those competitors. Think of all of the […]
I recently received an e-mail from a reader who had read my posts about my recent trip to Ireland. He discovered my website while planning his trip.
“My wife and went on a cycling vacation in Ireland last month and had a great time. Before the trip, we read your review, “Irish Cycling Safaris - A Review of the Company” […]
The battle for Okinawa had one of the highest number of casualties of any World War Two engagement: the Japanese lost over 100,000 troops, and the Allies (mostly United States) suffered more than 50,000 casualties, with over 12,000 killed in action. For a tribute to veterans, see my previous post on the Florence American Cemetery in […]
Recently, Lance Armstrong and Filippo Simeoni have been engaged in a war of words. The two cyclists have been enemies for many years. Simeoni started the latest battle with some of recent comments about Lance and Lance quickly responded to Simeoni’s comments. I won’t go into the history of the conflict, you can get the relevant details […]
Craigslist has become a very good source for finding a used bicycle. In some cities, there are more than 100 used bike listings posted on craigslist everyday. Most people look in the bikes category to find a bicycle, however there are many bikes listed in the garage sale category. Here are some tips to find […]« Previous Entries