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Uncategorized / 16.06.2009

I just donated $20 to This American Life. A plea for cash came across my Facebook groups update list asking members to support the show’s free podcast. Apparently it costs $150,000 just to accommodate the bandwidth. So I plunked down my credit card and forked over the money. As the Joy Trip Project struggles to meet its own fundraising goals I’d frankly feel like a hypocrite if I didn’t pony up to support those with similar objectives. Supporting TAL is a no-brainer because at some point I’d love nothing...

Uncategorized / 11.06.2009

The Madison bike community gathered in a celebration of culture Thursday evening at Revolution Cycles, 2330 Atwood Ave. Local devotes of bicycle transport showed off their rides and a new line of fashion forward clothing by designers Becky Heller and Jess Neumann for the progress female cycling socialite.   Click here for more photos>>...

Uncategorized / 11.06.2009

[caption id="attachment_143" align="alignleft" width="145" caption="Peter Takeda"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_142" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Nick Rosen"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_141" align="alignleft" width="145" caption="Mick Follari"][/caption] Climber and adventure journalist Peter Takeda reports on his Facebook page today that the bodies of friends Jonny Copp and Wade Johnson have been recovered after an avalanche in China. Micah Dash, the third member the of team lost over the weekend on Mount Edgar, is still missing and presumed dead. The climbers were on assignment in the Southwestern Siuchan Province with Sender Films, makers of adventure movies . Takeda, a resident of...

Uncategorized / 06.06.2009

  [caption id="attachment_93" align="alignleft" width="117" caption="Micah Dash"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_92" align="alignleft" width="117" caption="Jonny Copp"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_91" align="alignleft" width="117" caption="Wade Johnson"][/caption]                BEIJING (AP) --   The body of an American mountain climber has been found after an avalanche in an isolated part of southwestern China, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. Rescue workers were still searching for two other American members of the group who went missing on Mount Gongga in Sichuan province, Li Zhixin, an official with the Chinese Mountaineering Association, told Xinhua. The report did not identify whose body had been found. Wade Johnson,...

Uncategorized / 05.06.2009

Colorado Independent Obama-era economic policy so far has not prominently featured the nation’s farm country. But that’s changing. Policy being weighed now in Washington concerning ethanol will have a major impact in states like Colorado, home to Yuma County, one of the most efficient corn-growing regions in the country and a major producer of the biofuel. As debate over ethanol heats up, the path the Obama Administration is steering looks to be exactly the kind of middle-way, practical political tack that chagrins progressives, in this case energy analysts and environmentalists who...

Uncategorized / 03.06.2009

  [caption id="attachment_45" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Tom Coyle keeping our bike paths graffiti free. He's The Tagenator"][/caption]     Graffiti is one of those things you expect to see in any modern city. Madison, Wisconsin is no exception. But on the Capital City Trail it’s disappointing to see these foolish expressions of adolescent anxiety along this paved scenic path designated for bikes and pedestrians. Finishing my run this morning I came across a tag in purple spray paint that bisected the yellow line in clear view of traffic in both directions. An amateur...