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    I am a member of a couple of professional...

    I am a member of a couple of professional Linked-In publishing groups. We discuss the future of publishing quite frequently. There are only five major publishing houses for books in the USA. The rest...
  2. There was a video game titled "Downhill Racer"...

    There was a video game titled "Downhill Racer" for the older Playstation. It was playable on the PS2 as well. Maybe something like that will entice him to want to ride the "real thing" after beating...
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    More fatalities occur from car-bike collisions...

    More fatalities occur from car-bike collisions when the bike is on the sidewalk than when the bike is on the road. Typically, cyclists get hit on the sidewalk from a car turning into a driveway or...
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    Here in the open farmland, I have a pretty high...

    Here in the open farmland, I have a pretty high number of windy days (although today is over double the typical prevailing wind). Most days, here, I would cover that distance in about one and a half...
  5. I have always liked rat-traps. Plain and simple.

    I have always liked rat-traps. Plain and simple.
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    35 MPH wind gusts.... humbug!

    This is the first 70+ degree day of the season and what do we get? Wind. Lots of wind. And more wind... 25 to 35 MPH gusts every five seconds or so. It was blowing my car all over the freeway coming...
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    Hey, Al, congrats on the book. I hope your...

    Hey, Al, congrats on the book. I hope your promotion goes well.

    I am in the process of writing my sixth book right now. I may be updating the first book I ever wrote in the near future, too. It...
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    On the Trainer Again

    Well, the bike is on the trainer once more. We have a cold snap and since the weekend will be in the 30s and Monday is supposed to hit the 60s again, I put the bike on the MAG trainer once more....
  9. My wife and I love riding together. I have to...

    My wife and I love riding together. I have to slow down a lot when my wife is with me. She is still trying to spin (after 45 years of riding). So... I slow down, I even stop to give my wife a chance...
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    In many cases, having a doctor well-versed in a...

    In many cases, having a doctor well-versed in a subject's entire history is necessary in order to find treatment that works. I am a big believer in discovering the root cause of things, as opposed to...
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    It's true. Fitness can be lost faster when we...

    It's true. Fitness can be lost faster when we age, but, a lot depends on how active you are in other ways. I am on my feet most of the day thanks to the day-gig. So, I am fortunate that when I am not...
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    One of the things that gives people a bit of a...

    One of the things that gives people a bit of a lift is starting every day with a little list of the things you feel are blessings in your life. Try to make a little note of three to five of them...
  13. I have a bag (XLC) on a Topeak rack on my Fuji...

    I have a bag (XLC) on a Topeak rack on my Fuji Absolute2. Here is a picture...

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    The bag contains a spare tube, mini pump, tire tools, allen wrenches, a few other common Park wrenches,...
  14. I couldn't care less on any heart-rate monitor of...

    I couldn't care less on any heart-rate monitor of sorts. I am a big fan of the etrex option, though. It has long battery life, too.
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    I had a book many years ago (forget the title -...

    I had a book many years ago (forget the title - it was about cycle touring). There were cartoon illustrations all through it. There was one with a gopher rolling its eyes while looking at a cyclist...
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    For me, that would be impossible. My wife is...

    For me, that would be impossible. My wife is Italian.
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    I'm glad to hear that you're riding hard and in...

    I'm glad to hear that you're riding hard and in good shape since the stent.

    I was lucky in that they found a heart defect, but, the arteries are clear. I need BP meds, but, otherwise, I am fine...
  18. I've ridden bikes my whole life and seriously...

    I've ridden bikes my whole life and seriously since about 1976 or so. When I got older, I no longer rode with a club and I started looking at something other than the custom-built racing bike I had....
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    He didn't say that. What I took from it was that...

    He didn't say that. What I took from it was that just riding for the enjoyment of riding was the goal and he was not concerned with data management. I don't care either. Just ride and enjoy pedaling...
  20. This is one question that is a two-edged sword....

    This is one question that is a two-edged sword. Saying "career advancement" or "opportunity" is probably the best way to handle it, but, that also paints the impression that you might do the say to...
  21. They don't search forums, per se. They "google"...

    They don't search forums, per se. They "google" you and candidates who have Facebook pages are the ones that run the highest risk of saying stupid things online that could kill any job opportunities....
  22. One of the big criticisms of CV versus resume is...

    One of the big criticisms of CV versus resume is that the CV is what someone submits when they have no job experience and a resume is what someone submits when they understand business and don't have...
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    Nice. I was on a schooner sailing from St....

    Nice. I was on a schooner sailing from St. Augustine and took this one...
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    Glad you dumped the snake-oil medicine man. Hope...

    Glad you dumped the snake-oil medicine man. Hope you live a century and ride a few while you're at it.
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    Played golf on Pine Island once. Hit a ball right...

    Played golf on Pine Island once. Hit a ball right by the edge of the fairway (not in the rough). But, a gator was there right near the ball. I made a drop and hit from a safer location. The rough can...
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