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A vision of velo purgatory


I recently stopped by the Michigan State University (MSU) Surplus Store and had to take a couple of photos (above and below) of the many forlorn bicycles that are caught in what appears to be best described as “quasi-velo purgatory” – somewhere … Continue reading

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Images of Quiet Waters so grand


Yesterday, I had the honor of volunteering once again at the 19th Annual Quiet Waters Symposium (QWS) held at the Michigan State University Pavilion. This year I helped staff the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance booth for several hours. Even … Continue reading

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Images of the Michigan Bike Expo


Neither blowing snow, nor single digits temperatures, nor icy roads could keep the truly determined from attending today’s Michigan Bike Expo at the Michigan State University’s Ag Pavilion. For the first time, the Michigan Mountain Biking Association, the League of Michigan … Continue reading

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Another tale from the North Country Trail


Kathy and I took another trek along a 5.7 mile segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail yesterday afternoon, primarily in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. This segment took us through the Michigan State University/Kellogg Forest, the MSU/Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, and … Continue reading

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Powerful, peaceful, poignant, pedal parade


Yesterday evening, I had the great honor to take part in my first Greater Lansing Ride of Silence. One of more than 350 such events being held in all 50 states and 21 countries on May 15th, the Ride of … Continue reading

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Super pooper power producer


Last week I had the opportunity to hear an interesting presentation on Michigan State University’s (MSU) new anaerobic digester power system that is under construction on the south end of its campus in East Lansing. The first phase will be … Continue reading

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When China comes to town


This story was first written by me for and published on rustwire.com under the title “Midwestern Universities Wooing Chinese Students.”  A revised and  condensed version is being re-published here on panethos. Michigan State University has been a steady leader among … Continue reading

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Great stuff in your backyard


Here are a few photographs taken during my three-hour stint of volunteering today at the MSU Bikes Service Center on the Michigan State University campus. Today was “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” (BATYOT) day in Greater Lansing. A … Continue reading

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Are we becoming a scavenger society?


Last night, I stopped by Michigan State University’s state-of-the art Public Recycling Center to drop off my recyclables.  While there, I happened to notice a woman was carrying a metal object with three-prongs at the end of it. As I … Continue reading

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Pedal-powered recycling for those in need


Saturday morning (4/28/12) I was honored to volunteer for several hours with my friends from MSU Bikes and Share-a-Bike to receive donated bicycles for recycling at the local Spring Recycling Event. Bicycles were just one item, among many, that were being … Continue reading

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