Tag Archives: walking

Walking is IN: ratpag Declares 2015 the Year of Walking

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent was inspired by the recent book review about Wayne Curtis’s The Last Great Walk.  Believe it or not, your correspondent enjoys walking.  He participated in ratpag’s Four Bridge Challenge.  Here are four other walks your correspondent recommends. … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Book Club: The Last Great Walk by Wayne Curtis

On Sunday ratpag previewed a new feature, ratpag’s Book Club, and announced that the first masterpiece that we’d delve into would be The Last Great Walk by Wayne Curtis.  Did you go out and read it?  We gave you three days notice! Don’t … 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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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 4

We begin our final installment of our Life Without Transit series by noting that the New York Times has “coincidentally” begun their own investigative series about a journey.  Trying to steal ratpag’s thunder, are we?  What are the odds?  Who else has ever … 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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