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Robert Annis

Bikers riding in the Hilly Hundred
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The Physics Of The Hilly Hundred

A Tour de Force

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Hoosier National Forest: Biking

Riding the trails in HNF.

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Hoosier National Forest: Camping

The Experience The camper van pulls off the lonesome county road. After the gravel dust settles and the engine stops, the forest is completely silent … at least for a few moments. A black-and-white warbler soon begins his squeaky song anew, joined by a chorus of chirping crickets and a woodpecker playing breakneck percussion somewhere […]

Illustration of a cyclist riding on a trail that also looks like a crane.
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Collision Course

Why mountain-bikers and environmentalists are on a collision course at Fort Harrison State Park.

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Traveler: Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy At The National Civil Rights Museum

Despite the ugliness of the era, the experience is ultimately uplifting, but expect to have some possibly difficult conversations with your family afterward.

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What To Expect At The Brown County Epic

How impressive are these trails in our backyard? Only about 40 other trail networks worldwide have earned the IMBA’s coveted Ride Center designation.

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Star Trek

For the first time in nearly a century, Americans can view a coast-to-coast solar eclipse. What’s so stellar about the August 21 event? When the moon passes between the earth and sun, it will block almost all light from the latter, save for a fiery halo, casting a shadow along a “path of totality” for […]

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Best New Breweries: St. Joseph

Given its unique taproom, incredible location, and solid beers, though, this place needs very little help from the man upstairs.

Monon Trail etiquette
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Out Of Line: A Monon Trail Etiquette Handbook

If you don’t clean up Fido’s poop, you deserve to get bopped on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper.

Indianapolis trails
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Hot On The Trails: Blazing New Paths In Indy

Payne has been meeting neighborhood leaders and well-heeled donors to raise $100 million to connect underserved areas to the Monon and other greenways.

Central Canal Towpath
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Hot On The Trails: Indy’s Central Canal Towpath

“The soft surface is a welcome deviation from pounding the pavement,” says Fox 59’s Larra Overton, a former college track athlete. “Especially when training for longer distances like the Monumental Marathon, extended trails with a variety of terrain and scenery are crucial.”

Pennsy Trail
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Hot On The Trails: Pennsy Trail

“Once the connection is made to the east, bike commuting to downtown Indianapolis from Greenfield and Cumberland will increase,” says Scott Irons, owner of Indy Cycle Specialist. “It’ll also be a boon to Irvington, as riders explore our shops, restaurants, breweries, and the beautiful neighborhood.”

Monon Trail
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Hot On The Trails: The Monon, Updated

How popular is the Monon Greenway in Hamilton County (and Carmel in particular)? Some 450,000 people biked or walked it last year, so it’s no surprise that about $500 million in new development projects have broken ground—or will shortly—adjacent to the trail.

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Speed Read: Vinyl Destination

Downloading the latest album can’t compete with the camaraderie of Record Store Day, April 22, which brings together music mavens from all over the city.

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Speed Read: The Vogue Turns 40

According to the marquee, “Miley Cyrus Unplugged” was slated to happen at The Vogue … on April 1, 2008. Not realizing it was a prank, Cyrus fans from across the Midwest made a beeline for Indy and began queuing up for tickets. They were not amused when they learned it was merely an April Fool’s joke.