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ratpag Analyzes – With Grave Concern – the Condition of America’s Trail Infrastructure

“Where was ratpag last week?” you ask. In case you didn’t remember, last Monday was a little federal holiday called, oh, I don’t know – MLK day. “Yes, we do remember and you actually made a post – your most … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Public Transit Guide to Hiking the Hollywood Hills

Didn’t you just do a public transit hiking guide?  Yes, just two days ago.  But, aside from the bus-riding, heroin-snorting grandmother or the Amtrak secretary handing over “confidential passenger information” to the DEA for 19 years, there’s just not much … Continue reading

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ratpag Goes Into the New York City Backcountry

ratpag was irritable the other day.  New York City, as great as it is, well…makes ratpag feel like this at times: In search of some peace and quiet, as well as something inexpensive and accessible by public transit (because ratpag … Continue reading

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Urban Hiking: The 4 Bridge Challenge, Part 2

ratpag is back with the second part of our exciting 4 Bridge Challenge excursion, journey, what-have-you.  We began here, talking of our travels from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Manhattan all over again.  So exciting.  Well guess what?  Part 2 really picks … Continue reading

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Life Without Transit and the Perils of Car Ownership, Part 2

Leaving Transit Behind:  Into the Heart of the Heartland I awoke and set to the streets with ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent – I feared this would be my last opportunity for unencumbered access to pedestrian pathways for some time.  I … Continue reading

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