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Bike to Work Day 2: Keep Practicing; You’ll Be a Psychic Yet

Rain. 30% chance predicted all day, every hour. In other words, the weather dudes have no idea what’s going to happen. I’ve been locking my bike up downstairs for a couple days now, and it seems to work okay. They’d have to get through the door and saw through the stair railing to get the […]

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Bike to Work Day 1: Guess Which One’s the Tortoise

Sunday we went for a bike to my cousins (about 3 to 4 miles away, depending on route), went bowling, and then biked home. I call it prep. It only got up to about 74 on Sunday, which was just darling to bike in. My back got sweaty from my bag, but with the weather […]

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Drop Dead Kafka

“Drop Dead Diva” is a new show from Lifetime. The premise of the show is a vapid blond (Deb) dies, is deemed useless, and wins a second chance … as a smart, plus-size lawyer named Jane Bingum. Wackiness ensues. Rick Berman, the producer, says “It’s a cross between Freaky Friday and Heaven Can Wait.” But […]

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Folding Bikes on the Metra

I’ve addressed this before, so I apologize for the repeat. The short version of this post is as follows: Yes, we can! So to the jerk on the Metra today who snarled at me for taking up room and threatening to complain to the (newbie) conductor, bikes are permitted. I told him I was permitted, […]

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The 30% Rule of Bicycling

I’ve been told that novice bikers who don’t like to invest in all the gear for biking follow the 30% rule. That is, if the weather dude says there’s a 30% chance of rain, they don’t go. I personally follow the 50% rule, where if the weather says it’s higher than 50% chance of rain, […]

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How to Save The Economy

I have a nigh foolproof plan to save the world’s economy. Legalize gay marriage worldwide Look at it this way, Nevada is working on a gay marriage law. Now, as soon as Nevada legalizes gay marriage what happens to Las Vegas? Weddings. Lots and lots of weddings. And suddenly Las Vegas is out of that […]