Tag Archives: bicycles

The neon sign from my grandfather’s old bike shop is once again hanging in Frankfort

Remember how, a few days ago, I told you that the site of my paternal grandfather’s old bicycle shop in Frankfort, Kentucky had recently been reopened as a brewery? Well, since I posted that, I’ve come into possession of two more photos. The first is of my grandfather, Augustus Charles Maynard, counting change at the […]

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Cyclist struck and killed on Washtenaw early this morning, police are looking for damaged Audi of hit-and-run driver

Early this morning, former Ypsi City Council member Barry LaRue, returning home from a late night at work in Ann Arbor, noticed what he thought might be a dead body on Washtenaw, near the intersection with Brockman. Here, with his permission, is what he posted to Facebook shortly after leaving the police at the scene and […]

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Telling shit from Shinola… It’s not as easy as you might think

I don’t think I’ve ever weighed in one way or the other on Shinola, the somewhat controversial Detroit-based marketer of expensive watches, bicycles and notebooks. As I recall, I may have once noted how incredibly douchey I found the spectacle of four economic development professionals, at some point during a public forum on the future […]

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At what point do the abandoned bikes of rich college kids become fair game?

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The Untold History of Zines…. Pete “Dishwasher Pete” Jordan on Dishwasher

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine publishers that I know, and asking them how they found […]

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