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Looking For A Bike – Part II – The Fixie


After reading a lot of websites, searching online including craigslist and watching youtube videos I learned one thing, and that is… I want a fixie. Yep, that’s what I want.  So, I’m looking for a bike, well make that a fixie.  If you missed part I, click here. What’s A Fixie Fixed gear bicycle, fixed wheel bicycle, commonly know as a fixie.…

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Looking For A Bike – Part I


I’ve been working downtown in Canton over a year now, so what’s that mean?  Well, let’s see, first I’m extremely familiar with all the taverns, bars and restaurants from Brewers Hill to Harbor East without a doubt.  I also see so many people on bikes who ride to work, ride to lunch, ride to meet a client, ride to get a…

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EAN – Nitrox Certification


PADI Enriched Air Course This course consisted of a DVD Video and 2 workbooks.  The video was to be watched at home and the two workbooks had reading then tests / quizzes throughout, also to be done on my own.  Our classroom time was approximately 4 hours and we did that on a Thursday evening.  The last thing to do was take the 25 question final.…

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


I’m moving right along with my diving certifications.  The most recent is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.  I completed the open water testing at Guppy Gulch located in Delta, PA.  I was happy to find out that Guppy Gulch is only 25 minutes from my house. Advanced Open Water Diver The class consisted of classroom lessons, personal study and actual water testing…

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Returning to Scuba


My Past Diving Experience In 1986 I started diving at age thirteen in St. Thomas and as far as I can tell the last time I went diving was around 1994 off the coast of Florida.  Either way give or take a year or two it’s been a long time.  I was certified back in 1989 by LeRoy French in…

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