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Re: “How to put your bike on a bus

Squeeze the latch and move it parallel to the ground? What if I can't figure out the latch? I'd like to try taking my bike on a bus, but I'm not sure I can follow these 20+ steps while suffering the stares of dozens of inconvenienced bus riders

Posted by chuck02 on 08/21/2014 at 7:59 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

Too many people have forgotten the real crime in the jumbled mess of pointing fingers. If this case, evidence, and depositions were moved into a new state and court, the floodgates would explode. Those boys were not murdered by teens. This was horrid act committed out of rage and jealousy. In every child homicide the parents are the first suspects under the microscope. And that was not the case in this situation.
I came from a small town and have seen how that can blind all parties involved. Nobody ever wants to believe someone they know can do something like this.
A mother's instinct is uncanny. And here we have a mother that really needs to be listened to.
I fear this is going to be tossed around until it's too late to punish the real killers involved.

Posted by Melissa Reynolds on 08/21/2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Video: David Childers makes the simple meaningful in Saxapahaw

Awesome show!! Very talented performers. Thanks to ALY for an evening of music!

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Posted by Angela Portaro Meredith on 08/21/2014 at 4:41 PM

Re: “How to trailblaze

Thank you for the spot light on TORC. Very much appreciated. This particular phrase may have meant to say 'maintains trails' versus 'alleys'? Again, thank you.
David Houskeeper
TORC President

Posted by David Houskeeper on 08/21/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Meet-and-Three: The Coffee Pot of Smithfield

Closing for good next Friday

Posted by Craïg Pendleton on 08/21/2014 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Durham development: What's being built where and who can afford it?

This is a Triangle-wide problem now. As bad as it is in Durham, it's worse in Raleigh. Rents are skyrocketing there so fast that soon everyone who makes less than 6 figures are going to be pushed out of the city and into the far-flung reaches of Wake (or worse, Johnston) counties. I have lived in Raleigh for a very long time and I love my city but I about about to the point I can no longer live there.

Posted by Rob Ridings on 08/21/2014 at 12:20 PM

Re: “The Oak City Cycling Project

I'm in Durham, but these dudes are doing great work and this is awesome. Slick video, thanks for this. Very nice.

The shop sounds boss. I can just imagine an MBA's head spinning when the lad starts talking about giving back to the community, sharing advice, letting people rent bench space. "Um, wait?! How can that work for a business model? I can't become rich doing that!"

Keep it up, gents!

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Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:27 AM

Re: “How to advocate for biking

Yup, feel free to get involved! Lots going on.

www.bikedurham.org

Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “From Raleigh's Franklin Street to Chapel Hill's Franklin Street, by bike

And Bryan is awesome for cycling at large. He's a full-on roadie, which scares off some more casual riders with things like this very trip. He's an excellent cyclist, has a sweet bike, but is as nice and kind as could be, perfect for getting new people into loving the sport, the life, the lifestyle of being a rouleur.

AND, I must say, I thought he was about 35 when I met him. See what cycling does? Keeps you young, young at heart, and it's a built in diet - you gotta carry what you are;)

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Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “How to pick roads

Tyler, my buddy, is right! There are always, always safer, less trafficked routes. Seek them out and cycling will be easier, more fun, and safer. It's not that hard. Just give yourself some extra time and explore, instead of just taking your regular route.

Ride safely, everyone!

Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “From Raleigh's Franklin Street to Chapel Hill's Franklin Street, by bike

Nice story! Congratulations on the making your local bike tour happen.

I've actually bumped into Bryan on a group ride a few years back. I rode with him for only an hour or two, but we chatted, and he was clearly a happy about life, good soul.

Cool!

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Posted by nayr497 on 08/21/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A brother's dream to bring his slain sister's passion for soccer to Nicaragua

Katharine Kelley of CASL sent a nice note about Dale Lari and what it means to the soccer community:

"Dale Lari is personal to many of the CASL players, families, coaches, and staff. Whether you knew Larissa or not, Edwin has brought her story back to light and showed all of us how quickly life can change. Through Dale Lari, he has also shown us how one life (Larissa's) can positively change many other lives. Through Dale Lari, Larissa's passion for helping others and growing the game of soccer is still alive.

"When we released the call to action to help support phase 1 of Dale Lari, we saw the cascading effects of a soccer community that rallied around a common goal: to make Dale Lari possible. In just a month, the needed funds were surpassed. We are excited about the next phase of Dale Lari and look forward to bringing our community together once again to fill the bus and help launch the journey to Nicaragua and continue Larissa's legacy."

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Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 08/21/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “How to shop local

Hi, Sarwat. This short piece isn't really about bike shops. It's about a local bike and a local bag fabricator. We've listed (almost?) every Triangle bike shop in another piece of this package, and we talk to folks from a dozen others in pieces throughout the package. Thanks for reading!

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 08/21/2014 at 8:55 AM

Re: “How to shop local

I feel like an article that is supposed to be about local bike shops should actually include more than just one which is really for high-end customers who have $$$. Bicycle Chain, Oak City Cycling, Cycling Spoken Here, Performance, All Star, Back Alley Bikes and the Clean Machine all deserve a shout out, they are out there getting people on bikes too in the Triangle area.

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Posted by Sarwat Khattak on 08/21/2014 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Miranda Lambert's song selections confirm her status as modern country's best outlaw

Miranda Lambert is a pop artist and just a poser with respect to country outlaws. She is a mainstream Taylor Swift-esque stand in for real geniune country outlaws that works for suburbanite women who want to fantasize about being rebels. Lucinda Williams is a country outlaw, Emmylou Harris is a country outlaw. Lydia Loveless is an emerging country outlaw. Miranda Lambert is a pin-up,cheerleader, wannabe outlaw only relative to the mainstream unoriginal pablum that passes today for country music. Sorry Jim but you couldn't be more wrong and belatedly more wrong - folks have been singing this tune since her debut - you're late to this misdirected party. Let me send you an Amanda Shires CD to cleanse your palette and, with any luck, your good sense and taste in authentic music country or otherwise.

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Posted by jamesbh999 on 08/20/2014 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Biking the Triangle: Where & When

Thanks, Joseph. I've updated that listing. Cheers.

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 08/20/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Biking the Triangle: Where & When

the Saturday Crank Arm Ride is called "Weekend Warriors" and is between 15 and 25 miles.

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Posted by Joseph C. Luthman II on 08/20/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The snake, he dead

I get pretty violent with squirrels, rabbits and deer destroying my vegetable crops. just sayin'.

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Posted by Alyson on 08/20/2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “The snake, he dead

You killed a wild animal with an axe because it was doing what it does to survive. That's your best solution? You're doing it wrong.

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Posted by Michael Hayes on 08/20/2014 at 2:14 PM

Re: “The snake, he dead

So you killed the snake because he was stealing the chickens' eggs just like you were stealing the chickens' eggs? At least the snake was eating for survival. Expect another snake to take this one's place.

This reminds me of how ranchers kill wolves who kill cows that ranchers want to kill. Wild animals are the "collateral damage" of the inherently violent industry of animal "farming."

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Posted by Brandon Becker on 08/20/2014 at 1:40 PM

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