The best thing I can say for the new I am Legend movie is that it made me aware of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel of the same name. I decided to give it a read before the movie came out. If you haven’t read it yet and plan to see the movie, don’t read it until after the movie. It will ruin the movie for you. Not in how much it gives away of the movie, but …


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As soon as I realized that my recumbent would allow me to complete my dream of riding a bicycle across the country, I started research all over the web. While reading through the many trip reports of coast to coast touring cyclists, two things became clear. First, I would be riding the TransAmerica trail created by Adventure Cycling in 1976 (the year of my birth). Second, I should purchase, read, re-read, and take along Donna’s book.

I have read …


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The first step of fixing any problem is to admit it. I have a cooking problem. Me cooking, itself isn’t a problem. I have a problem following recipes. This is something I learned from my Mom. To make a dish, you need to look at a half dozen recipes on the subject, then go in the kitchen and cook.

My sister, Ruth, is the exact opposite. She prefers the nice guide of a recipe. Some of Mom’s recipes …


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I’ll be describing the construction of the gray panniers located directly under my seat.

I was unable to find a pannier set that works exactly as I would like for the under-seat rack on my RANS Rocket. I like the panniers made by Arkel of all the panniers I have looked at and used. However, it was impossible to find a size that worked exactly for me.

I decided to make my own set tailored (quite literally) exactly to my needs and I borrowed quite a bit from Arkel’s design work. Below is a description of the process for those who would like to do the same.


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This is a book I happened on by chance. I picked it out of the new book section of the library by the title and checked it out after reading the inside cover. I’m glad that I did. While I only rate it 4 out of 5, it was an interesting book and worth reading.

The book is centered on telling the story of a Royal Navy officer and his trials to survive against impossible odds. The main story …


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This book was an incredible read. Brian starts his trek by dipping his wheel in the Pacific Ocean and heading east. Follow Brian across the United States and learn of his internal conflicts and pressures that time alone on a bicycle set free. Raised in a fundimentalist Christian home, he is searching for the method of understanding his relationship with his father and his spirituality.You do not have to ride a bicycle to enjoy this book. I have not …


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This pie is a family tradition, always present at Christmas and Thanksgiving. It is similar to a Pecan Pie, but with a little more body.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pie shell
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (Apple Cider type is best)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins (gold or regular)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (normally use pecans)
  • 1/2 cup coconut (shredded)

Directions

Blind bake the 9” pie shell, according …


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I have been asked many times why I wanted to ride a bicycle across the county. Having completed the trip, the question became easy to answer. It was not as easy to answer before I left.

I am a bicentennial baby, born in 1976. This is the same year the Bikecentennial route was created as a celebration of our 200 years as a country. Thousands of cyclists rode across the country on that route during the innagural year. Many thousands …


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