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39. Bike Businesses and the Bike-Craft Boom by Amy Walker

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Amy Walker

While North Americans’ renewed fascination with bicycling obviously increases the demand for bikes, accessories, and bike infrastructure, it has also inspired a raft of peripheral products: all kinds of books (heh!), magazines, art, objects, and clothing to express the wild, passionate love that many people feel for biking. And that presents a basketful of big and small business opportunities.

Through my work at Momentum magazine, I spent several years getting familiar with biking options and the bike industry. I met and spoke with people who biked and people who wished they could bike more, and I participated in bike trade and consumer shows. One of the things I noticed is that many people who work in the bike industry are different from a significant group of their potential customers, the large numbers of people who want to bike for transport. Many in the industry seem to have entered it through competitive cycling. The bike industry is still dominated by competition-oriented male cyclists, and that makeup is reflected in the culture of the industry as well as in its products, which tend to be overwhelmingly sporty. I’m not trying to knock competition cycling, or men. But in the current renaissance of biking in North America, as a way for ordinary people to get from A to B, the bike-industry types are a shining illustration of an old business chestnut: “You are not your customer.”

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Indiana VS. Ohio State, 12-31-11 (74-70)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) shoots over Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger (0) during the Indiana Ohio State men’s basketball game at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Indiana won 74-70.

By Dustin Dopirak

This time there were no students — or at least not enough of a consolidated group of them among the sold-out New Year’s Eve Assembly Hall crowd — to storm the floor, so Indiana coach Tom Crean had most of it to himself.

He rushed to one side of the floor and gestured to the roaring crowd in the East stands by raising his arms up from under him like he was bowling with both hands. He then turned to the West stands and did the same.

The crowd had given him exactly what he’d asked for — an atmosphere that nearly matched the one that was in Assembly Hall on Dec. 10 when the Hoosiers upset then-No. 1 Kentucky, despite the fact that Saturday’s game came during the semester break. His team paid them back with a performance that was on that level and perhaps even more important to the journey for this revived Indiana program.

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Circuit Hikes From Access Points on the East Side

Jack P. Hailman University Press of Colorado ePub

East Side circuits are those located on the eastern side of RMNP, excluding those accessed from Bear Lake Road, which we have placed in a separate category. In order to access most of these East Side circuits, you will find you must leave the Park and drive to an access point on or just inside the park’s eastern boundary.

Those staying in campgrounds may find it convenient to do a circuit hike that begins right by their campsite. Unfortunately, most of the East Side circuits cannot be hiked in this way. The exception is the Wind River Circuit, which could be hiked from the Glacier Basin Campground on Bear Lake Road. The Longs Flank Circuit is indeed accessed from Longs Peak Ranger Station and Campground, but it is not a circuit one could hike while camping in this tents-only, limited-stay small campground. Longs Flank is one of only two circuits in this book that cannot be done as a day hike, so special planning for a multiday trip is necessary.

The accounts in this section are ordered geographically by access point from north to south. All have different access points.

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Deer Leaves

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF



8:15 AM

Page 99


I’m not sure of the first time I went to the deer lease; probably it was in 1970, when I turned nine years old. It seemed that it was just always there. Early on, I called it “deer leaves” because that’s what I thought the grown-ups were saying.

I remember waking up one morning after Dad’s return from the hunt to find a deer hanging from a tree in the front yard of our home in Garland. Back then, the neighborhood butcher shop would process the kill for us, but later medical concerns over crosscontamination of retail meat market equipment led to a law prohibiting the practice. After that, we did our own butchering, and we always had backstraps to chicken-fry and plenty of meat to barbecue, though we never mastered sausage making.

Besides being a great place to hunt, the lease was an easy, twohour drive from home. Dad worked nights, so we could leave after school on Friday and still have some daylight left when we got there. In those days, I thought more about landmarks along the highway than of time and distance. Shortly after leaving Garland we would pass Big Town, where we’d sometimes see Santa arrive by helicopter for a pre-Christmas visit. Then we’d drive into downtown Dallas, which would disappear as the roadway dipped into the “canyon” and the only tunnel I knew existed.

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6. The Environmental Good of Switching from Car to Bike by Stephen Rees

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Stephen Rees

Reducing the impact of the automobile on the environment was important even before we realized, in the late twentieth century, how much the oil we burned in our cars was contributing to climate change. There were already programs and regulations to cut the tailpipe emissions of pollutants like carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides, and airborne particulates, which created the unhealthy air of most North American cities. New technologies improved the way gasoline was burned, but instead of becoming more fuel efficient, cars became heavier and more powerful. Because the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency standards were much less stringent for light trucks than for cars, automobile makers promoted the sales of heavier vehicles.

Motor vehicle emissions account for 31 percent of total carbon dioxide, 81 percent of carbon monoxide, and 49 percent of nitrogen oxides released in the United States. Car emissions also contribute to smog, acid rain, and ozone depletion. Now the challenge is to cut greenhouse gases, and there is more competition to build efficient cars and look for alternative ways to power them. Unfortunately, these efforts will hardly dent the production of greenhouse gases. Many of the other problems we face as a result of car dependency will persist and probably get worse. Fortunately, there are other choices we can make about where we live and work and how we get between these places. The use of a bicycle instead of a car (or light truck) creates immediate benefits — for ourselves and the environment.

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Ed Emeka Keazor Bright Pen ePub

The Federation Cup has had a long and varied lifespan, pre-dating the very existence of Nigeria as a nation. For football fans and many others, it symbolises one of the strongest, enduring rallying points in the countrys sporting history.

The competition has as its main hallmarks its longevity and its consistency since its inception 67 years ago. The only year the event was not held, was 1973 and that was deliberate because it clashed with the epochal All-Africa Games of that year. Otherwise, this competition has endured the changing tides of Nigerian history even braving the turbulence of the political crisis of 1966 and, more significantly, the Nigerian Civil War of 19671970.

By its very nature, the Cup is an inspiring symbol of the endurance and durability of Nigerian nationhood through all manner of circumstances. The competition in our view celebrates not only the prowess and pride of the teams competing on the pitch, but also Nigerias football heritage a heritage which is manifested in the many achievements of our club and national teams over the years. The same heritage of which this competition has for 67 years, been the quiet bedrock.

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10. Yes Wii Can or Can Wii? Theorizing the Possibilities of Video Games as Health Disparity Intervention

Thomas P Oates Indiana University Press ePub

David J. Leonard, Sarah Ullrich-French, and Thomas G. Power

THE DEBATE ABOUT EXERGAMING OFTEN APPEARS IN headlines such as “Can Wii Games Replace Regular Exercise?” and “Is the Wii Fit Better than Regular Exercise?”1 In this regard, virtual gaming has been reduced to a binary, a mathematical formula that treats participants as universal subjects and analyzes how well the games transport those bodies into virtual space. It reflects on whether these games have real-life impact on the universal game subject and how these virtual activities compare to their real-life brethren. Take one study from the American Council on Exercise, which after testing sixteen participants on six of Wii’s most challenging games – Free Run, Island Run, Free Step, Advanced Step, Super Hula Hoop, and Rhythm Boxing – concluded that virtual reality was distinctively different from the real world, in that twice as many calories were burned with the real “thing.” Emblematic of much of the discourse, the adherence to the virtual-real binary and its conceptualization of all participants as having equal access and opportunity demonstrate the shortcomings of the discourse surrounding virtual exercise.2 Furthering the establishment of this dualistic framework, the discourse focuses on the caloric impact–energy expenditure rates of virtual exercise games; it works to understand if exergaming is a substitute for real-world exercise. Yet there has been little effort to measure the impact of games on the physical body (core strength, balance) and, more important, the impact of games on identity, knowledge about fitness, health, and nutrition. In the end, these studies, more than the games themselves, disembody people and fail to look at how games change people in a myriad of ways, from the physical to the mental, from identity to self-worth.

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Richard Kamchen and Greg Oliver ECW Press ePub


Stuck behind Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall in the depth chart, Dennis Riggin played a grand total of 18 NHL games during two stints with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1959–60 and 1962–63 seasons. Back home, he had two sons who were hockey mad. One, Larry, “might have been too intelligent to be a goaltender,” joked Dennis, and while the other, Pat, ended up backstopping in the WHA and NHL from 1979 to 1988. Riggin Sr. said, “We always thought he was going to be an announcer.”

It turns out Pat, the young goalie-to-be, passionately followed the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Hockey Association and would get out a feather duster to call the play-by-play in his own manner.

In the end, the son followed his father into the goaltending fraternity and then to the extra-exclusive club of father-sons who both played goal at the top level.

“His 18 games in the league seem to be better than my 400,” joked Pat Riggin, adding, “I keep teasing him though, ‘You’re a legend with 18 games and I played 400 and they don’t even mention me.’ But that’s just dad.”

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Indiana AT N.C. State, 11-30-11 (86-75)

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) gets his fourth foul attempting to block the shot of North Carolina State Wolfpack forward Richard Howell (1) as Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) helps defend during the Indiana North Carolina State men’s basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Indiana won 86-75.

By Dustin Dopirak

For a brief moment once the buzzer sounded, Christian Watford allowed himself to celebrate like it was March.

He corralled a pass around midcourt, took a couple high and hard dribbles and then flung the ball high toward the overhead scoreboard as he bounded toward the Indiana bench and did a few flying leaps into his teammates.

After that, the Hoosiers toned down the exuberance for the handshake line with North Carolina State, reminding themselves that there were still a few hours left in November. But they were still bouncing as they hit the tunnel after beating the Wolfpack 86-75 in front of 16,597 at the RBC Center, though, because they knew exactly how big this win was.

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Grand Mesa National Forest, Colorado

Fred Dow Moon Canyon Publishing PDF

Grand Mesa National Forest


Grand Mesa National Forest


The Grand Mesa National Forest is comprised of 346,219 acres and is located in western Colorado.

There are 13 developed campgrounds of which 12 meet the selection criteria.

To reach the Grand Mesa National Forest, one must climb nearly 6000 feet to its lofty heights.

Located on top of the world's largest flat-top mountain, the Forest is a wondrous place to behold.

The Grand Mesa National Forest is full of crystal blue lakes, diverse wildlife, hiker-friendly trails, and spacious campgrounds in the cool shade of mature woods.

Geologically, Grand Mesa National Forest is actually a mountain capped with as many as 25 different lava flows. Today, the massive lava flows, some as deep as 600 feet, can be seen in the talus field along the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway, State Route 65. The lava has protected the softer soil below from the erosion of rain and ice for 10 million years. So, although the glaciers of the long ago Wisconsin Ice Age carved such nearby sights as the Powderhorn, the Grand Mesa continues to tower over the valleys below.

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20 “Pelones y Matones”: Chicano Cholos Perform for a Punitive Audience

ARTURO J ALDAMA Indiana University Press ePub


Riviera is a small city on the California coast well known as a tourist destination and idyllic beachside community.1 Its beautiful coastal geography inflates real estate values, attracting the development of hidden mansions along hillsides that offer scenic ocean views as well as upscale boutiques along Beach Street, the main corridor of its downtown commercial district. Home to numerous theaters, museums, and celebrity vacation homes, the city sells itself as having the culture and sophistication of elite Los Angeles without the big-city problems of crime or poverty. It is a city that, through the prioritizing and policing of public space, works to maintain the popular perception that it is exclusively wealthy and White.

However, despite its tranquil image, it is not a city immune from race and class conflicts. A few blocks from Beach Street, Chavez Street cuts through East Riviera as a kind of second main street, one that caters to the city’s overlooked Chicano/a population.2 The Chicano/a community constitutes approximately 30 percent of the city’s population, and most of these residents work in the low-wage service sector of the local economy. This is a community largely hidden from the projected image of this city, and its residents are rarely acknowledged as belonging in Riviera. People of color here are seen as the servants to the served of the city. The east side of Riviera houses many residents of color who struggle to get by in the face of an extravagant cost of living, one of the highest in the nation. Cristina, a thirty-one-year-old mother of a fourteen-year-old girl, explains:

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Chapter 23

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 23

Fly Casting

Actually there is no such thing as fly casting. It’s the line that’s cast and not the fly. The fly simply rides along as a passenger. Keep this in mind and you will soon learn how to cast. In bait casting the lure carries out the line but in fly casting the line carries out the lure. »

BILL GORMAN > L.L.’s point about casting the line, with the fly along as the passenger, is a well-known one. But I love the quote, “Actually there is no such thing as fly casting.” It captures L.L.’s straightforward style perfectly.

The caster in Fig. 1 is ready to begin; Right foot forward, right thumb parallel on the handle; left hand grasping the line which lays out about thirty feet in front on the water.

Starting the back cast, the left hand is brought slightly back to straighten out the line and at the same time lift the rod slowly to the 10:00 A.M. position and without hesitation, “snap” the rod back to the 2:00 P.M. position still grasping the line in the left hand which now travels slightly up. The line has now left the water and is flying back in a wide arc. Give it time to go back straight as shown in Fig. 2.

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5 Growth and Transition: 1990-2000

Christie, John Down East Books ePub

The bankruptcy during the preceding decade caused ripples that brought real estate activity in the early 1990s to a virtual standstill, as potential property owners waited to see what the future might hold. The Corporation routinely reorganized its financial and equity structure with the assistance of various interested individuals, and even faced the prospect in the early part of the decade of another bankruptcy filing. It wasn’t until 1993 that the situation would begin to stabilize with the sale of some assets and the infusion of new capital.

Finances aside, Sugarloaf continued to be the destination of choice for a faithful cadre of recreational skiers, and a preferred competition site for the racing community. In 1993 the Sugarloaf Competition Department was formed, assuming what had historically been the responsibility of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club. It would function as a department of the Mountain, to be assisted by the Ski Club and Carrabassett Valley Academy. This level of organization, and the Mountain’s reputation as a premier competition venue, resulted in a nearly mind-boggling succession of races held during the 1990s : U.S. Snowboard Championships, U.S. Chevy Trucks Alpine National Championships, U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, U.S. Chevy Trucks Freestyle National Championships, U.S. Masters Alpine Championships, North American Junior Alpine Championships, and the Eastern Junior Olympics.

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Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub


After the operation on my arm, and a short period of physical therapy, I was briefly forced into a fitness center for what the doctor said was a “more thorough recovery.”

I had never been able to see the value of a fitness center, maybe because I’ve always been in pretty good shape, thanks to my dad who had me doing 100 pushups a day and other exercises from the third grade on. My boyhood room was a huge unfinished attic and at one end he had made a gym for me. The floor was bare boards that didn’t even reach the walls. There was a gap of about three inches where the floor tried to meet the wall, and if you ever dropped a toy down there, it was gone forever, into the bowels of the earth, I thought. Behind the darkened chimney in the corner was where the monsters lived. One did not even look in that direction come bedtime. The gym had weights, a wrestling mat, a huge body bag for punching, and a thick rope that rose to the unfinished rafters above the mat, crossed the entire room, and dropped down on the upper bunk where I slept in a tiny civilized section of the room. The bedroom part had a tiny rug, a tiny desk and chair, and my bunk bed. I was supposed to climb up the rope at the far end of the room, climb hand over hand to my upper bunk, and lower myself to bed at night. In the morning, I was to reverse the process, climb up from my bed, cross hand over hand to the other end, lower myself to the mat, go downstairs, eat breakfast, and go off to school, a splendid physical specimen of a third grader.

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43. Safety in Numbers by Elly Blue

Amy Walker New World Library ePub

Elly Blue

In Portland, Oregon, riding a bicycle threatened to become a little less fun for a few months back in 2008. It was a gorgeous summer, fuel prices were hitting record highs, and the entire city seemed to have discovered cycling as a fashionable and economical form of transportation. Bicycle tourism was booming as well, and the streets, bike lanes, bridge paths, and sidewalks were full of new riders, not all of them exhibiting either experience or caution. People in cars didn’t know how to handle the abrupt change in the traffic mix. You never could tell if the driver behind you was going to rev past with inches to spare or follow you nervously for blocks.

Gradually, people took a collective deep breath and figured out how to handle everyday encounters with the great bicycle hordes, and things got better. At some point I realized that riding around had actually begun to feel safer than it had before the bike boom.

Statistically speaking, I was right. As droves of people, from wobbly new riders to the law-abiding to the outright reckless, take to city streets on two wheels, we might expect the bicycle crash rate to go up; but instead, the opposite happens. Research has been consistently showing that the more people are out there riding bicycles, the safer bicycling becomes. As ridership goes up, crash rates stay flat or even decline. In Portland, the city’s relatively sophisticated bicycle-count graphs show a blue line rising for traffic over the city’s iconic central bridges, with a stark red line, representing fatal bike crashes, heading downward.1

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