Jamis Renegade (video review)

I posted a few months ago about the Jamis Renegade Elite bicycle. Well, now I’ve ridden more than 2,900 miles and it’s time for a video review. Here it is.

This has been an excellent bicycle, exceeding all my expectations. Gravel, asphalt, trails, the Renegade rolls through and over it all. The Shimano gears have been reliable with only a few mis-shifts. The disc brakes are the best, allowing for safe riding in various conditions and the ability to feather the stopping power exactly the way it is needed.

All in all, a great bike. I look forward to many more miles, losing more weight, and having lots of fun.

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DMZ, comic book

Continuing with the previous post about comic shops, I’d like to mention DMZ, a comic series written by Brian Wood and drawn by Riccardo Burchielli. I came to this series long after it was written, in the collected trade paperback version you see here:

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The story is set in a dystopian near future where there’s another civil war in the United States. Manhattan has become a no-man’s land of sorts with a newbie reporter dropped in through no fault of his own. No reason to tell the whole story here. Take a look at the back cover.

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Hard to read it in the photo above, but you can get the idea. I must say, the storytelling excels. The art is impressive, too. You’ll follow a character who’s interesting, who meets other characters worth your time, and ultimately come away with a few questions. The good news is the series went 72 issues. So, there’s plenty more to read. Enjoy every page.

Published in: on January 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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St. Mark’s Comics

On St. Mark’s Place in New York City, you’ll find a great comic book shop. Here’s a look at the front.

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I first went into this shop in 1986 when it was located on the upper level. Nonetheless, they still have all your favorite comic books from the major companies as well as the independents, not to mention a large selection of graphic novels, games, and other related material.

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Friendly staff will help find what you’re looking for and give you the latest news from the business. Comic art can be fantastic, so take your time browsing. Just another form of story-telling. Enjoy them all.

Published in: on December 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Subway Card

New York City’s subway is an expansive network of interconnected trains. You can go a long way for a relatively low fare. And fairly quickly, too.

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Using the rechargeable cards saves time and hassle. They’re bought from one of the machines where you can use a credit card (get the frequent flier miles). Then you swipe the card as you go through the turnstile. The display shows how much cash you have remaining on the card, so no surprises when to recharge.

Published in: on December 11, 2016 at 1:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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