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Places to Ride: Brown County State Park
By Robert Annis
Many people out west were left scratching their heads when the International Mountain Bicycling Association bestowed “Epic” status on Brown County State Park in southern Indiana last year. But folks who ride these trails on a regular basis had their own question: “What took so long?”
In this issue
Pedaling for a cause
Going the distance with charity rides: four riders tell their stories, plus advice on making the most of the event.
A poem on surfing the waves of traffic.
Peace and harmony while bicycle touring with friends
How to ensure a positive "personality of the journey."
Cover illustration by Chris B. Murray.
Ladies First, By Melanie Strong
But what began as a transparent effort to win the heart of a man turned into a lifelong passion. Thanks to the many men who are often the ones to teach us how to ride, but please let us pass.
Land of Enchantment, By Robert Ward
Another step on our continuing journey. Each Dirt Rag back issue was lovingly crafted from the finest ingredients, and like fine wine, gets better with age.
In this issue
2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, By Marie Autrey
There’s more to NAHBS than just eye-candy. The show is also about pushing the limits of design and fabrication. This year we chose to highlight the bikes that we most wanted to ride.
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