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So you can now download our iOS app for virtual races. We've started with core Racery functionality, and have lots of potential upgrades in mind that will expand the ways in which the app can support virtual running challenges or virtual cycling races.
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Interesting to see google spend some time and money on +Plus. I thought they were letting it wither away? 
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Two non profits I work with / for mentioned in this artucle. Yay!
Orange County Poised to Become a Premier Cycling Destination in North Carolina. Orange County, North Carolina is quickly becoming a favorite hotspot for cyclists in the Southeast. Local tourism boards are considering leveraging the growing interest as an economic development tool, ...
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Local Fourth of July road race in Carrboro
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JR.. looks like you are not even touching the ground... some feat!!!
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A ride I did with staff of the town of Chapel Hill on Earth Day
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The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition working with the Honeysuckle Tea House to determine the best location for an upcoming bike rack.
It is refreshing to see a business in rural Orange County recognise the benefits of accommodating cyclists, and the benefits cyclists bring to them and local economy.

Accommodating cyclists and providing them discounts (Honeysuckle offers 10% discounts to patrons who arrive by bike) has mutual benefits: It requires less of their space to be carved out to accommodate cars, more bikes can be parked in the same space, and traffic on Jo Mac road, leading to the tea house, is diminished.. thereby benefitting the neighbours near by the tea house. A total win win.

I applaud the Honeysuckle Tea House, and other businesses who embrace the cyclist based economy. It is a shame so many other businesses consider cyclists a problem, to be 'repelled' and legislated from the rural roads. Roads that sometimes become clogged with cars. Bikes, and their riders, can bring so much additional business, without requiring any extra infrastructure, widening of roads and the environmental impacts endless urbanisation and the car culture bring. You would think that this would be embraced, and welcomed, as it is why so many moved to the rural parts of Orange County in the first place
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I had no idea they were that popular. Let's give them a rack. :)
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March, 26 BACH meeting a DSI, Bike Chapel Hill - BikeChapelHill.com, 3/21/15 1:40 PM. Friend on bikes, please come out to the DSI Comedy Theater on 462 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill (next to Carolina Brewery) on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm for our next BACH meeting.
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I/O Extended - Chapel Hill will take place during the first day of Google I/O and include information about Google, the local Google office, tech sessions, panels, and live video from I/O. Breakfast, lunch, and a reception afterwards will also be included with registration. Space is limited, so be sure to register at https://universe.com/io-extended

Google I/O is for developers—the creative coders who are building what's next. Together we'll explore the latest in tech, mobile & beyond. I/O is two days of hands-on interaction with the latest technologies, inspirational talks and a few surprises in between. 
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+Benjamin August Nothing so fancy. Just good old RHEL (this is a work machine)
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26 June 2015 - New bike tourist friend Dave.
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Application Developer,Cyclist,Runner,cat owner. Day job is an IT Architect for IBM. Probably owns too many bikes. What I say here are my own thoughts, not IBM http://jrees.net
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Developer, architect for IBM global services.  WebSphere expert.  Cyclist and cycling fan.  Avid Formula 1 fan.  Live in Chapel Hill, NC

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What a bike shop should be. What this place is NOT: A glitzy, corporate bike shop, with a lot of clothes and low end bikes and poorly trained mechanics. What this place IS: A friendly neighborhood bike shop, with guys who are real mechanics that ride bikes each and every day. These guys will happily fix the flat on your kids sidewalk bike. But they are equally adept in running new hydraulic brake lines for your high end mountain bike. Bonus, they speak fluent Campy as well. They usually have a good selection of good quality real bikes in the shop, both new and used. Yeah, it looks a little scruffy right now, but they just moved from a smaller shop. This place is larger, and the will have more room to server their customers
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Glad to have this business near by. Saves me trips to the post office. Why wait in long lines to ship things or to get stamps. It's convenient, right next to Weaver St. Market in Southern village. The owner and her staff are friendly, and have helped me ship packages all over the world.
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I have been taking our two cars here for years. They were the only place that would fix problems with my wifes old Jetta without always wanting to replace lots of expensive parts. This is not one of those places where you take your car in for an oil change, and all of a sudden they find 3 'issues' you need to address right away. They follow the manufacturers suggested maintenance schedules for your car, so taking your brand new car here, instead of the dealer, will still get 'by the book' maintenance, and it will not cost an arm and a leg.
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