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cycling interests in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania &
- Salt In the Wounds By Andy "the Mechanic" Wallen TBEx-clusive
That sloppy, slushy--salty--wintry
mix some of us know all too well: What it means
to your bike frame. Vintage
excerpt from our current Ask the Mechanic.
- Touched By An
Angel? By Bill Joyce TBEx-clusive
Uh-oh, it's a holiday surprise:
Double flats, far from town, for PA native and
California transplant. Read how
his spirits are lifted despite mishap.
- Special Feature from Afar: Our Best Ride Ever By Geoffrey Husband
Cyber Cylist Touring Editor and proprietor of tour co. Breton Bikes relates a tale
of a monumental husband-wife
climb in France.
- Vermont's Finest By Jim Joyce TBEx-clusive
TBEx editor departs
tristates for Vermont honeymoon and excellent mountain
ride with special tour
- Road Cyclists'
Heaven in "The Heart of It All" By Theresa Russell
Toledo author celebrates the
diverse terrain, neat B&B's, and downright pleasantry
and around three Ohio spots.
Performance Bicycle By Jim Joyce TBEx-clusive
A touchy e-zine editor has
recent bad experience with popular mail order company,
and it's mighty fresh in his
The Best of The Bicycle Exchange (9/96 through 9/98) ....
To commemorate the beginning of our 3rd
year on the net, we've selected
a flock of our favorite
features that have appeared on past TBEx Features
pages. Listed in
chronological order, they include:
- Photo: Tom Ryan and
Friends, Circa 1900 Photogphr Unknown Fall '96
- Cold Weather
Biking Tips By
Jay T. McCamic Winter '97
Brrr! It's cold, but these fine tips from a WV
bike club Prez will help
keep Old Man W. at bay.
- Andy the
Mechanic Inspects Interbike Show By Andy Wallen Winter '97
- Be a Denizen of
the Night! By Jim Saulters Spring
Dirt bikin' night owls
unite! But be well prepared.
- A Guide to
West Virginia Biking Guides By Dale Porter Summer
Avid WV road and dirt biker
picks, pans, and gives mini-reviews of
10 books. Here's the dirt...
- 1997 Thrift Drug Classic In Photos
Jim Joyce/Dale Chenault Sum '97
photo feature captures the USPRO Women's Championship and
Men's Race in
grueling 110-mile journey through Pittsburgh on June
~ Race Facts and Results
~ Selected Women's Race
~ Men's Race -- Sycamore
Street Climb Up Mt. Washington
~ Selected Men's Race
~ Winners Gather to
Patrick Clendenon Fall '97
Go figure, who ever knew there
was so much math in cycling? This feature by
young teen also appears in our Kids
Ailin' You? By
Alan Ira Fleischmann Winter '98
Ah, that two-wheeled universal
elixir. Hop aboard, urges our favorite
WV cycling essayist.
Country Tandem Journal (II) By Rhona & Dave
Kerouacs" duo from the Tandems of York (PA)
half of coast to coast ride which penetrates
OH, WV and PA. Appendix follows final
day. Recount first half in Part I.
Causes Prostate Cancer...NOT By Alan Ira Fleischmann Spring '98
WV Cycling essayist participates
in study that casts doubt on the prostate
- Regional Website Roundup (all
from sites in OH, WV and PA)
From Crank Mail Edited by James Guilford
Timely briefs from the magazine
that serves bicycling in Northeast Ohio,
New Hubs and Couplings By Damienne Grant Dibble
rail trails are being laid in some of the wildest, most
the Mountain State. From the excellent, 1998 Bicycle West Virginia
ARD's Bike Shorts
By Al Dolan
cornupopia of food for cycling thought tin Stark Co. (OH)
Bike Law 101 By Steven M. Magas, Esq.
You just may be able to sue if a creep
intentionally runs you off
road, says lawyer and member of Cincinnati Cycling Club
Tour Packages in the Mountain
State By Timothy Boring
Nice selection of road and off-road tours for
all levels in WV.
from Bicycle West Virginia
Don't Lose Your Ride
A half-dozen good tips on how to keep your bike
from the hands
thieves. From Keystone
Cycling Quote of the Day By Dave Ohmer
Helpful tidbits of truth from
"Coolest Bike Shop On the Planet,"
Erie PA's Frontier Bike Shop (Very Cool Site, too).
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