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Bicycling Blog Post for Bike Around Bend Over the last year, I've been writing a bit for Bike Around Bend, a local bicycling blog/website whose mission is to report on all members of the bicycling family (cyclocross, road riding, mountain biking and bicycle commuting) as well as bike culture in the Central Oregon communities of Bend, Sisters, and Redmond. It's a pretty fun little gig and fits well with my volunteer duties as COTA's volunteer Communication Director. This post features a fellow board member, Mike Pulzone, a cool dude who spends a lot of time ensuring we have trails on BLM Lands....

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Notes From AFAR Travel Magazine

I have a new travel porn addiction: AFAR Travel Magazine.  A combination of photos and destination information, it's like Pinterest for travel junkies with pretty pictures, inspiring places and great user generated content. As I worked at my desk today, I kept getting emails that fellow AFAR users were liking my Highlights. Wondering why I was seeing all of this activity, I checked out the site. About a year ago, I had posted some photos and one of the AFAR Ambassadors created a Wanderlist that included one of my photos. Here's how AFAR works: You create an account that includes a photo of...

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The Longest Year

How Travel Stretches Time It's been just over a year since we arrived back in the United States, unpacked our bags, and quietly settled back into a semi-normal existence. It's hard to believe, because honestly, I couldn't tell you what exactly I have done in the past year other than some pretty usual, mundane stuff, like eating breakfast, doing laundry and taking my geriatric dog on walks around the hood. I've gone on countless fun mountain bike rides, traveled to the coast several times for some marginal, even downright terrible surf, and have spent a lot of time reconnecting with friends...

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