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Dramatic skies, rain, and fenders.

Adirondack mountains across Lake Champlain. Crazy weather continues in Vermont.  Today the temperature reached 50 degrees.  It was cloudy and rainy for the most part though from time to time the sun found holes and for brief, brilliant moments bathed us in light … Continue reading

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Another beautiful Vermont ride.

After a little snow last night the temperature rose into the mid 30’s and by noon the sun came out to flirt with the clouds.  At 3 o’clock I rode the 8.5 miles into town to visit my 101 year old grandfather.  … Continue reading

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The Old Spokes Home, and Winter (??) riding in Vermont

A trip to the Old Spokes Home has been on my list for some time.  (No, I’m not going geriatric quite yet, though retro is fun.)  This small, unique bicycle shop, located in North Burlington, Vermont is part museum, part store, … Continue reading

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Winter in the Shop

Yesterday was one of those great stay at home and spend the day in the shop days!  Darren and Nikki Miller stopped by with some bikes.  Nikki has recently returned to Bemidji and is a year round bike commuter.  She brought her … Continue reading

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Introducing Dan DeVault

Today was a banner day for Shifting Gears.  After weeks of email tag Dan DeVault and I finally got to spend the better part of a day together.  Dan is a young man from the Leech Lake rez who is currently studying … Continue reading

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3d Annual Brrrrmidji (that’s with 4 rs) New Years Bike Ride

Nine brave riders showed up at the Cabin Coffeehouse at 1PM on New Years day to pursue cycling passion on the first day of the year!  Earlier in the week it looked like we were going to have warm temps and … Continue reading

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Last Bike Ride of the Year!

2011 was a great year for biking, not so good for blogging!  I’ll try to catch up during the winter which finally arrived today.  I parked at the C Store in Cass Lake this morning and biked the 6 miles … Continue reading

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