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Eric Storms
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Took my CrossRip LTD out last weekend for a 90+ mile ride consisting of pavement and fire roads. The bike was great for being able to leave my house and ride to the trails and then continue on through the dirt. Road in the Santa Cruz mountains above Big Basin. Looking forward to more rides like this in the future! #trek #crossrip #cycling #bikes  
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For those cyclists with and extra $32k burning a hole in your pocket, you can order this BMC/Lamborghini bike. Better hurry, only 50 being made.
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This guy is insane
 
Republican says bicycles cause more pollution than cars

The worst thing is he is in the transportation committee. 

"State Rep. Ed Orcutt (R), pictured, wrote an email to a constituent who disagreed with his support for a new tax on the sales of bicycles, a proposal being considered as part of a larger piece of transportation legislation. Reached by the Seattle Bike Blog, he confirmed the email is real.

In his message, sent to the owner of a bicycle shop, Orcutt wrote: “If I am not mistaken, a cyclists [sic] has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”
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interesting info on avocados
 
The avocado is sometimes called the "alphabet fruit" (yes, it's a fruit) because it contains over 20 essential vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K and B vitamins, plus copper, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, fiber, protein, potassium and heart healthy fat. In fact, avocados have the highest amount of vitamin E than any other fruit and three times the potassium of a banana! One avocado contains 81 mcg of lutein, an important nutrient for healthy eyes.

You can also use avocado as a hair conditioner: Just puree an avocado with a tablespoon of lemon juice and pure aloe, adding a teaspoon of sea salt, and comb through your hair. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes while it soaks into every follicle bringing life back into your lustrous locks.

*Fun Fact- Did you know on average, 53.5 million pounds of guacamole are eaten every Super Bowl Sunday, enough to cover a football field more than 20 feet thick!
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Interesting talk on writing.
 
The secret to good writing is...

Thinking.

Good thinking.

We get so called "writer's blocks" because we haven't given the topic any or enough thought. So we're scared of the blank page staring back at us, we hear its voice in our heads, screaming: "What are you waiting for, write, write, WRITE!"

But writing before thinking is like putting the carriage before the horse. And since thinking is the hardest activity humans ever engage in, no wonder it's not easy for just anybody to transform words into an another medium (written text).

That's why it helps to write an outline of your content (post, essay, book) before committing to actual writing. +Guy Kawasaki mentioned in a recent hangout on air with +martin shervington that he writes massive amounts of text in his outlines, that he can't write a book without first writing an outline.

So if you're suffering from writer's block, take one chapter from your book or whatever you're trying to finish. Out of that chapter, take one paragraph and think about what you want to write in it. If you're still stuck, go ever further, all the way down to the word level - think about words. _Key_words you just have to have in this paragraph. If you can't form a sentence yet, list out the keywords that come to your mind. Then pick one interesting keyword and write a tweet about it. Yes, a tweet! A tweet helps you focus on the most important statement about that (key)word.

Whatever you do, just put your art out in the world, as Seth Godin would say.

BTW +Scott Berkun is great, see this short 5 minute video.

#writing  
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this is awesome!
 
When 13-year-old Tahoe native Logan LaPlant takes the stage for his TEDx talk at the University of Nevada, what follows are 11 minutes of eloquent, confident wisdom on his style of education, which he calls “hackschooling.” http://bit.ly/10abGTp
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Hilarious!
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The Osprey is one of many defense programs whose future hangs in the balance of a Congress putting together its budget plan. Failure to go forward with the V-22 could have negative impacts to readiness as it was the planned replacement for many aging helicopters.
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U.S. Air Force, 2012 Year in Photos
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U.S. Air Force has released its best photos from 2012 in a single gallery.
See the rest of the photos at: http://www.af.mil/photos/slideshow.asp?id={583d50f4-ff41-42ab-ac56-5397a5ef3b8c}
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While I understand we can't simply continue to keep craft like this around simply for the sake of keeping it, it is sad the Sea Shadow was simply cut up and sold for scrap. Really wish a museum would've have picked it up. Amazingly it operated in secrecy within the heavily populated San Francisco Bay for 10 years before the Navy decided to make it known.
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