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Are my vinyl records worth millions?

1 week 5 days ago
Are my vinyl records worth millions? Records from my Vinyl Collection Bryan Ruby Sat, 11/14/2020 - 11:00

The value of vinyl records is still determined by whether you enjoy listening to the music or not. You're not going to get rich from your collection...and that's alright.

From the article, "How Much Are Your Old Vinyl LPs Worth?":

We've all heard stories of rare vinyl selling for thousands of dollars, but does the average music collector have gold buried beneath their record sleeves?

The answer is no.

While some vinyl records may indeed be more valuable than the plastic they're pressed on, Doug Allen, the owner of one of the largest vinyl records stores in the world, Bananas Records in Saint Petersburg, Florida, tells The Penny Hoarder that LPs aren't really comparable to other big-business collectibles, like stamps or coins.

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The Great Cycle Challenge - Final Days

1 month 3 weeks ago
The Great Cycle Challenge - Final Days Bryan Ruby on his last ride for the Great Cycle Challenge 2020 Bryan Ruby Sun, 10/04/2020 - 12:05

In the final hours of the Great Cycle Challenge, I completed my goal of riding 160 miles in the month of September. Not bad for a guy in his early 50's but I'm sure 20-something me would have been able to reach this total in half the time it took. But the truth is I probably worked harder for these miles than anytime in my life given my current weight and all the windy days I rode.

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The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 3 & 4

1 month 4 weeks ago
The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 3 & 4 Typical view of downtown Sioux Falls from bike trail Bryan Ruby Sun, 09/27/2020 - 17:06

The middle of September brought unfriendly bicycle weather to South Dakota with winds the primary foe for any bicyclist. Even as I write with only a few days of the challenge left, we're seeing winds at 30 MPH gusting to 45 MPH. For weeks 3 and 4 of my challenge, I was only able to get three rides completed. With only a few days left of the month, I've ridden just 120 miles of my 160 mile goal. Cross your fingers that I get 40 miles of additional riding done before this challenge is over.

Current Conditions for KFSD

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The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 2

2 months 1 week ago
The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 2 My Bicycle Bryan Ruby Mon, 09/14/2020 - 15:42

As we end week two for this ride challenge to help fight kids' cancer, we find cooler and wetter weather coming to my part of the country. So rides are now less predictable, and as such, I was only able to get a single ride in. The good news is my team is doing well with their rides and together we have managed to ride 190 miles. More importantly, so far we've collected $1435 for the Great Cycle Challenge.

I can still use your help in this charity as I'm only half way through in reaching my goal for donations. If you wish to donate and help me raise funds for children's cancer research, please visit my Great Cycle Challenge page and consider contributing to this worthy charity.

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American Flag and Labor Day

2 months 2 weeks ago
American Flag and Labor Day United States Flag with Can-Am Spyder in the garage. Bryan Ruby Mon, 09/07/2020 - 15:35

I finally got my Made in America American flag up just in time for the close of Labor Day weekend. I have a University of Kansas Jayhawks flag waiting in the wings too. In the garage is my 2017 Can-Am Spyder RT.

I hope everyone living here in the United States had a good Labor Day weekend!

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The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 1

2 months 3 weeks ago
The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 1 Bryan Ruby showing off on the Sioux Falls Bicycle Trail - Photo Courtesy of Janice Maldonado Bryan Ruby Tue, 09/01/2020 - 13:30

During this month of September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week. Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

I was asked to join my office's bike team, the SuperCells, and help in in the effort to raise money through a ride challenge intended to support the Children's Cancer Research Fund. The fund and research dollars allow research to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. 

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Momentary Lapse of Blogging

2 months 4 weeks ago
Momentary Lapse of Blogging Camping in the Black Hills - Custer State Park Bryan Ruby Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:24

More articles are coming this Fall for and Also in the mix, a new strategy for how I support and manage my websites that should give a bump up to also

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