The Horror! The Horror! A Harrowing Tale of Bar-End Shifter Corrosion by Tamia Nelson

This article has been updated and can be read at “Bar(con) Talk: A Harrowing Tale of Bar-End Shifter Corrosion.”

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For half a century, Tamia Nelson has been ranging far and wide by bike, boat, and on foot. A geologist by training, an artist since she could hold a pencil, a photographer since her uncle gave her a twin-lens reflex camera when she was 10, she's made her living as a writer and novelist for two decades. Avocationally her interests span natural history, social history, cooking, art, and self-powered outdoor pursuits, and she has broad experience in mountaineering, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, snowshoeing and skiing.