Month: September 2007

What’s Your Gear? Brian Nelson: Long-Distance Cycling

Imagine this: you’ve traveled from Spokane to Bellingham and back at least twelve times in the last four years. You’ve flown, you’ve driven, maybe you’ve bussed, but you’ve probably never biked. Brian Nelson has. The recent Western Washington University graduate and avid cyclist found himself earlier this summer with the opportunity for a new challenge: …

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Johnny Goicoechea: Rock Star Bold Local Climber Tackles Area’s Most Difficult Routes

Climbing with Johnny Goicoechea humbles even the best Inland Northwest sport climbers. On a recent trip to Riggins in central Idaho, Johnny gorged himself on the most difficult routes available in a massive limestone cave and tasted success on nearly everything he touched. Only a handful of Northwest climbers can even grasp what this freckle-faced, …

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How did that bike get to Africa?

Moscow, Idaho’s Village Bicycle Project is on the Cutting Edge of Two-Wheel Economic Development One of the best programs in bicycle-related economic development operates right here in the Inland Northwest. The Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute, in Moscow, Idaho operates the Village Bicycles Project. This program has been shipping bikes to Ghana for almost a decade. …

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