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By Forrest Hershberger
View from the Handlebars 

Widening the Disconnect


I wanted to tease or title this as “strange days,” but I already used that. Maybe it is “Strange Days2.”

I recall early in the social media platform reading a sentence or so that really puts things in perspective. “Destroy the cities, and they will grow back. Hurt the farmer and there will be weeds growing in the city streets.”

Maybe 10 years ago, I went on my first bicycle tour. It was a landmark for the effort, but also for the education. Among the lessons learned is the frequent disconnect between rural residents and their urban cousins.

Having spent much of my time in rural...

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