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Old 07-21-08, 10:46 PM   #1
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I was in the local paper!

Just recently I got an interview done by the local paper here in Lincoln, Nebraska because I was reffered by a guy that I bought my bicycle from to them. The man that works at the bike shop recognized me as a "newer" rider that had recently bought a bike and had heard that the paper was looking for a "new commuter" that had just gotten back into bicycling. I called the paper and they did an interview with me over the phone and took my picture two days later. The article was in last Sunday's paper, my picture was in there and everything. The picture was of me carrying my bike down the stairs from my apartment heading to work. This was a really cool experience for me.
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Just recently I got an interview done by the local paper here in Lincoln, Nebraska because I was reffered by a guy that I bought my bicycle from to them. The man that works at the bike shop recognized me as a "newer" rider that had recently bought a bike and had heard that the paper was looking for a "new commuter" that had just gotten back into bicycling. I called the paper and they did an interview with me over the phone and took my picture two days later. The article was in last Sunday's paper, my picture was in there and everything. The picture was of me carrying my bike down the stairs from my apartment heading to work. This was a really cool experience for me.
Please sir may we have a link. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-08, 03:57 AM   #4
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Link: Local commuting-in-Lincoln NE article
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Yea, OMG, I was gonna say this was, like *soo* yesterday LOL!
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Cool beans, Matt! Now that you got your 15 minutes of fame out of the way, what are you going to do next?

Also, it's pretty neat to see other Lincolnites around these parts. Now if only more of us could post over in the regional forums...
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Or we should just have a get-together or a ride sometime for BF Lincolnites? It sounds like most of us are into music, too, so maybe a ride and then a show?
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Or we should just have a get-together or a ride sometime for BF Lincolnites? It sounds like most of us are into music, too, so maybe a ride and then a show?
Yeah -- a Lincoln BF meet-n-greet trail ride. Though I'm probably older than most of you punks. I do have a collection of nice acoustic guitars, though (martin, gibson, larrivee, etc.) .
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I think that would be awsome! Although coordinating that would be difficult seeing how I am in college and I work fourty hours a week.
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I'm going to the Bee vs Moth/Luke Polipnick show at the Box tonight (sunday), and I'll almost certainly go by bike, so there's that...

a few of us have been trying to arrange a meet-n-greet on the clyde forum, but we all have pretty crazy schedules, too.
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Matt,

I am not from your area but I still think your article is great. Congratulations on getting the spot light with such a great topic! Hopefully your story in the article will be responsible for a few new commuters.
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I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.
Thanks JJ

Navin R. Johnson: First I get my name in the phone book and now I'm on your ass. You know, I'll bet more people see that than the phone book.
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I am not from your area but I still think your article is great. Congratulations on getting the spot light with such a great topic! Hopefully your story in the article will be responsible for a few new commuters.
Thank you, that means a lot to me and it makes me feel that riding my bike is more than just getting from point A to point B.
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Just so we clear things up I am Matt MCCLURE in the article...
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I am just posting because I live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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I'm glad they included Cycle Works into this. I would go to no other place for my bike. Hands down, the best bike shop in Lincoln.
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I'm glad they included Cycle Works into this. I would go to no other place for my bike. Hands down, the best bike shop in Lincoln.
I agree. The service at CW is fantastic (although I kind of wish they weren't Trek based in the road bike division).
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I'm a Monkey Wrench and Re-Cycled guy myself, but I've bought things or had work done at Blues/Bike Rack and CycleWorks and Bike Peddlers, too. I've never had a bad deal at any of them, really.
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