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Cycling

I’ll Bet You Thought That You Knew Why Bicycles Are Ridden In City Traffic?

I’ll Bet You Thought That You Knew Why Bicycles Are Ridden In City Traffic?

Summary The Urban Cycling Movement is often forced to disguise its real reasons for using bicycles in the city. After all by its own admission riding along city streets is so dangerous that a special set of lanes are required to keep motorists from deliberately hitting riders who are merely excercizing to keep themselves healthy […]

By Wednesday, April 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Garmin Basecamp Tutorials

Garmin Basecamp Tutorials

Summary Garmin Basecamp Tutorials for Mac and PC (Online) Garmin Edge Touring Plus Forum (Garmin) Videos

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Playing the ‘Victim’ Card Again…

Playing the ‘Victim’ Card Again…

Summary ‘Walk your Bike” Signs (ChainLink) The discussion on ‘Walk Your Bike’ signs begins this way: ‘Walk your Bike” Signs Posted by Natalie O on April 22, 2014 at 9:32am I work for the Village of Barrington and currently we are undertaking a bike signage project. A few of our bike routes go through the […]

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Food

MillerCoors focusing on water conservation

MillerCoors focusing on water conservation

By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel March 16, 2014 Source: Journal Sentinel Images: Click Here With stressed U.S. water supplies posing long-term peril to its production, MillerCoors is focusing on sustainability Crack open a beer and what ripples out is 95% water. Water quality determines taste. Water is why beer ads tend to mythologize […]

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AJ Cut Out Nuts, Seeds and Avocados, Focused on Starch & Veggies — and lost a lot MORE weight! (VIDEO)

AJ Cut Out Nuts, Seeds and Avocados, Focused on Starch & Veggies — and lost a lot MORE weight! (VIDEO)

Dear VegSource Reader: Newsletter readers may recall a couple of articles in the past year about the always-inspiring Chef AJ. She cut out sugar and desserts…and didn’t lose weight. Then she cut out her daily ounce of nuts, and the pounds melted off. Since then AJ has lost even more and MORE weight, and today […]

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Too much animal-based proteins could lead to early death, study says

Too much animal-based proteins could lead to early death, study says

By Brady Dennis, Published: March 4 Source: WashingtonPost Could too much protein put you on the path toward an early grave?For middle-aged people who consume lots of meat, milk and cheese, the answer could be yes, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Cell Metabolism. U.S. and Italian researchers tracked thousands of adults during […]

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Religion

How Franklin Graham Hijacked His Father’s Brand to Preach Homophobia

How Franklin Graham Hijacked His Father’s Brand to Preach Homophobia

By Tyler Lopez MARCH 20 2014 3:05 PM Source: Slate Prominent evangelical figure Franklin Graham made headlines this week afterpenning a column in Decision magazine commending Russian president Vladimir Putin for his brutal stance towards that country’s LGBTQ community. In it, he declares “Putin is right … he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging […]

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Answers for Creationists

Answers for Creationists

By Phil Plait Source: Slate After writing yesterday about the now-famous/infamous debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, I don’t want to make this blog all creationism all the time, but indulge me this one more time, if you will. On BuzzFeed, there is a clever listiclethat is a collection of 22 photos showing creationists holding up questions […]

By Monday, March 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham And Bill Nye

Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham And Bill Nye

by BILL CHAPPELL February 04, 2014 6:55 PM Source: NPR Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology’s core tenets? Those are the questions being asked and answered Tuesday night, in a live debate between best-selling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning educator […]

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Books

2013 National Book Award Finalist, Fiction

2013 National Book Award Finalist, Fiction

James McBride The Good Lord Bird Riverhead Books/Penguin Group (USA) ISBN: 978-1594486340 Photo credit: Chia Messina About the Book Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument […]

By Thursday, November 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Where are the Bicycles in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction?

Where are the Bicycles in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction?

by Megan McArdle Jan 28, 2013 9:37 AM EST Source: The Daily Beast After the apocalypse, don’t look for a backpack; look for a Schwinn Randall Parker hits on one of the things that always irritates me about post-disaster movies and books: I’m reading some after-the-electromagnetic pulse disaster novels where the electric grid has collapsed. Lots […]

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Remembering The Great California Cycleway

Remembering The Great California Cycleway

DECEMBER 14, 2010 Source: 90042 – HighlandPark All the excitement over a few lines painted on York Boulevard for bicycles last week, and Mark Vallianatos’ article on Eagle Rock Patch yesterday, reminded me of a time over a hundred years ago when bicycles ruled the day, and highways were being built just for them. The Great California Cycleway opened in Pasadena […]

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Arts

Herrick Lake – Danada Farms – Easter Sunday Toodle 2014

Herrick Lake – Danada Farms – Easter Sunday Toodle 2014

Summary Easter Sunday breakfast was at Egg Harbor Cafe. We arrived just after 9 AM and found a table where we could dine al fresco. Lots of folks had the same idea and in fact a few pooches were there enjoying a spring repast. In fact on Saturday morning one of them was actually sitting […]

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Images from Today

Images from Today

Summary Never expected to see snow today after the warm weekend we just had. But there it was coming down hard! Guess this will put a damper on the Total Lunar Eclipse viewing that goes on tonight in the Chicagoland area.

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Tour of North Side Park and Environs

Tour of North Side Park and Environs

Summary This was the first Sunday when riding to breakfast seemed like the right thing to do, because we could dine al fresco. In fact I got a chance to revisit my favorite French Toast meal “Winter in Italy“. After breakfast we toured the newly renovated Northside Park. They have really done a “bang up” […]

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Science

MillerCoors focusing on water conservation

MillerCoors focusing on water conservation

By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel March 16, 2014 Source: Journal Sentinel Images: Click Here With stressed U.S. water supplies posing long-term peril to its production, MillerCoors is focusing on sustainability Crack open a beer and what ripples out is 95% water. Water quality determines taste. Water is why beer ads tend to mythologize […]

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Artificial intelligence could automate half of U.S. jobs in 20 years

Artificial intelligence could automate half of U.S. jobs in 20 years

By Aki Ito, Bloomberg News 11:20 pm, March 15, 2014 Source: ChicagoTribune SAN FRANCISCO — Who needs an army of lawyers when you have a computer? When Minneapolis attorney William Greene faced the task of combing through 1.3 million electronic documents in a recent case, he turned to a so-called smart computer program. Three associates […]

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Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There’s No Rush

Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There’s No Rush

by MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF March 15, 2014 5:01 AM Source: NPR Many of us will happily eat a gummy bear or cookie after it falls on the floor, as long as we snatch it up quickly. Say, five seconds or less, right? Well, science just gave us another excuse to continue this food-saving habit, especially when […]

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Other Recent Posts

What You Need To Know About The ‘CleverHood’

What You Need To Know About The ‘CleverHood’

Summary Source: Cleverhood

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Bicycle Design Archeology – Top Ten Details We Want Back

Bicycle Design Archeology – Top Ten Details We Want Back

21 MARCH 2014 Source: Copenhagenize Copenhagenize’s Top Ten Bicycle Design Details That We Want Back There is an ocean of fantastic and practical design details from over a century of mainstream bicycle culture. However, many things that used to be completely normal and often standard on bicycles have disappeared off the radar. The reason for […]

By Tuesday, April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Video lets you go behind the bars for a zippy e-bike commute

Video lets you go behind the bars for a zippy e-bike commute

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 21st, 2014 at 3:10 pm Source: BikePortland Every day, rain or shine, Paul Turner blasts through his 19-mile commute from his home on the Sandy River in Troutdale to his office on Marquam Hill in southwest Portland. Aboard his electric-assisted bike, the journey takes him about an hour […]

By Tuesday, April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Perhaps The Alderman Is Right, ‘Urban Cyclists’ Really Do Need Training

Perhaps The Alderman Is Right, ‘Urban Cyclists’ Really Do Need Training

Summary This is a terrific quiz. http://bikesafetyquiz.com/ My thanks to the LIB. I did very well and many thanks to T who for some years did a great job of teaching ride leaders. P The email above crossed by desktop today. I was quite happy to see it! I have long been a staunch advocate […]

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‘Chicagoland’ is about class disparity — and a lot more

‘Chicagoland’ is about class disparity — and a lot more

By: Craig J. Harris March 21, 2014 Source: Crain’s Chicago Business I’m thankful for Crain’s Columnist Greg Hinz’s insight and wisdom on the CNN series “Chicagoland.” It was refreshing to see someone who can see beyond the hype of the production and really get the gist of what we were trying to do. I have the unique perspective […]

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