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Antigone Goes West: A Man, A Dog, A Bike...and 2,000 Miles Towards A New Life

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

starKnow this first: this is the most emotionally compelling blog I've ever read, and perhaps the best. A Chicago writer and pet lover loses his job, gets fed up with the economy, and decides to bike to the Pacific Ocean to promote pet adoption, with his favorite Basset Hound, Antigone, blogging the trip from her doggie trailer. But it's the candid bravery of the human author that shines best as Antigone Goes West.

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Have Bike, Will Travel: Jennifer's General Carlessness

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Mike Doyle

Since 2005 scribe of the local blog, Chicago Carless. I invite you to visit.

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Jennifer, scribe of the blog, General Carlessness, is one of those Chicagoans who rides her bike year round and lives to tell the tale. Irrespective of the autumnal weather Chicago's been under since Memorial Day, technically we're in the heart of cycling season. As always, with the coming of allegedly warm summer temperatures, out roll this town's less-stalwart cyclists who've spent the Windy City's chillier months taking transit to work. These seasonal pishers just crowd the beloved bike lanes Jennifer plys year-round.

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