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"Life Is a
Bike" Column By Gianna Bellofatto
A large, lopsided human balances perfectly on two wheels, defying the laws of nature
(let alone common sense!). Don't try to figure it out, it's all part of the happy,
Bike-illogic world we inhabit. Our cycling humorist rides again...
A Natural World Out of Balance (A Bike-illogic One In Perfect Harmony)
Mountains' Majesty By Theresa Russell
Cycling author finds the Bike the Whites inn-to-inn bicycling tour (through
Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire) to be a challenging but delightful treat for the
eyes, palate and budget.
River Trail Journal By
Southwestern PA's "Granddaddy of Rail-Trails" is one pleasant, scenic ride alongside the East's
most popular whitewater rafting river.
Seasonal Polls By Our Visitors
Summer 2001 Poll (concluded 9/21/01)
What kind of bike is your favorite ride in the summer? Is it a road bike, mountain bike,
hybrid, cruiser, recumbent, tandem, BMX, cyclo-cross or some other bike? We've
never asked this question before and were just curious. (Poll posted 6/30/01)
Spring 2001 Poll Results (concluded 6/30/01)
In many parts of the United States, the former railroad bed converted to a rail trail is a
key part of the recreation fabric of the community. Here in Pennsylvania,
"The Mother of Rail Trail States," we're tickled to have over 100 such trails. Most
states, however, are lucky if they have but ten of them. Let us know whether or not
you have good access to decent rail trails. Or do you think there are already plenty
(or too many) rail trails in your region? It has become a public good vs. adjacent-
property-owner debate in many locales. (Poll posted 3/20/01)
Timely selections from the Ghost of Features Past.
A Guide to West Virginia Biking Guides By Dale Porter Summer '97 Feature
In this excellent, comprehensive article which is still quite current, an avid West
Virginia road and dirt biker picks, pans, and gives mini-reviews of 10 books.
See what books would help you plan for this season's riding in the
Mountain State. Here's the dirt...
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