It’s Almost Impossible to Buy a Bad Bike

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What makes a truly great bicycle? Is it the frame material? The craftsmanship? The geometry? High thread count tires run at the optimum pressure as administered via a $275 floor pump?

If you’re shopping for your next bike (and let’s be honest, if you’re a cyclist you’re always shopping for …

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Liv Makes a Strong Case for Women’s-Specific Bikes

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One morning last month in East Burke, Vermont, mechanics at Liv were polishing up a fleet of the most razzle-dazzle mountain bikes the company has ever offered. The full-carbon Pique Advanced Pro 29 that I was about to test retails for a whopping $12,300—quite a bit more than the accessibly priced ...

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Building Your first AutoBlogging WordPress Website.

Let’s touch on content real quick.

There are APPs and services that will take existing content from other websites and change it by rewording most of it. Reformatting somewhat and passing it to you to post as your own.

That’s despicable if you ask me. Plagiarism! I won’t do that but I’ll leave that up to your conscience if that’s what you feel is necessary… it’s not.

The way I do things is… take an existing post and cut off all but the first 30 – 50 words or less. Post that and have your software add a link to the original article at the bottom. That’s building your content, building links and readership to the other guy’s content, and at the same time providing traffic back to the originating website when your visitors chose to read more.

It’s pretty much exactly what a search engine will do from the content side of things. Sometimes it takes a little additional editorial work but for the most part, the Import modules I use will take care of that for you.

Nothing here should be construed to dissuade you from writing your own content either. The more great content you create on your own – the better. If you are creative enough (and maybe find a few guest bloggers) you won’t even want to depend on the RSS feeds for any content.

Shenandoah National Park Is Confronting Its History

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Four hundred years ago in August, two British pirate ships arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, carrying dozens of enslaved Africans, who they sold to colonists, precipitating more than 200 years of government-sanctioned slavery in America. As the nation reflects on that solemn anniversary, it’s also struggling with a history of racism and exclusion in ...

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Defending Your Home from a Raging Wildfire

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The 2018 Carr Fire was one of the worst wildfires in California history. By the time it was contained, it had burned 359 square miles, destroyed close to 2,000 buildings, and killed seven people. It also spawned a massive fire tornado—only the second ever recorded. Meteorologists examining the damage afterward ...

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Jeff Hawkins’ answer to Why hasn’t one of the big WordPress SEO plugin developers like Yoast created a SEO theme with the plugin as part of the theme? – Quora

I imagine this question was prompted by the thought that some themes claim to be more SEO friendly or ready. A person who believes in all the SEO hype would probably look for a theme making one of those claims.

Moving just a bit further they’d probably then wonder why the SEO experts didn’t take their SEO expertise and bundle the plugin and an SEO ready theme together…

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