Yearly Archives: 2013

1 11, 2013

My Top 5’s

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00November 1st, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Top 5 Rides L'Eroica Tuscany, Italy 2013 6 Gap Middlebury, Vermont 2013 D2R2 Deerfield, Mass 2011 New Sweden to Long lake, Maine Tour de L'Acadie Canada Top 5 Bikes Pegoretti, steel Kuota KOM carbon Ciocc vintage steel Cannondale superX carbon cross Bianchi Pinella steel Top 5 fellow riders Matt Michaud David Chamberlain Brian Rossignol Silvio [...]

29 10, 2013

L’Eroica . . . In praise of the Strade Bianche

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00October 29th, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Heroic.  L'Eroica is just that and more, a vintage bike ride that takes place every first week end in October through the tuscan countryside of central Italy honoring those heroes of cycling past, it is an event with age-old values that has recently experienced a true modern comeback.  Emphasis is on the non-competitive [...]

9 06, 2013

Focus Group FARM Ride 2013

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00June 9th, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

On Sunday,  20 or so brave souls tackled 40 miles of tough terrain and battled some rather unpleasant weather, and were otherwise undeterred in their resolve to complete some of the most difficult sections of the FARM ride route.  The days top 3 riders were; Pete McCorison, Jule and Andrew Bouchard.  Julie Chasse Bouchard is [...]

23 05, 2013

New Friends Welcome Us to Their Little Piece of Heaven

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Once again, cycling and it’s connection to people and the formation of relationships has recently presented itself. A year ago Matt Michaud suggested that we host our lunch for the Farm Ride and Tour de L’Acadie somewhere off of ‘le vieux chemin” in Notre Dame du Lac in a farmer’s field with a view of [...]

1 05, 2013

Thoughts While on a Ride

By |2017-02-22T16:44:37+00:00May 1st, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

As I was cycling yesterday, I began thinking about my life and how's it has evolved within only a few years; the birth of my 2 sons, purchasing our first home, and starting a new career.  The years of no responsibility and all the free time in the world to bike are long-gone; work, yard [...]

5 04, 2013

European-style randonnee coming to Maine

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00April 5th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Published Bangor Daily News April 13, 2011 Online Article Link Caribou-based Fresh Trails Adventures is planning a bicycle ride from Fort Kent to Lac Temiscouata, Quebec, on Saturday, May 14, and hopes to introduce the randonnee to cyclists in northern Maine with its first FARM — French Acadian Randonnee of Maine [...]

1 04, 2013

Why we Ride…

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00April 1st, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Cycling. . . Pedaling and effort lead consciously or unconsciously to meditation. Without the noise of lists, missed calls, and ever-growing inbox, and responsibility. Under self-imposed but manageable duress, up the side of the Mountain, legs firing, breath labored but in control, eyes focused ahead and around all at once, sense and perception heightened. . [...]

1 04, 2013

Heaven. . . Tuscany and thoughts on my last ride with James Grandmaison

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00April 1st, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Up the last hill and as I hit the crest I instinctively ready myself for the open view. But instead of coming out at the top of the mountain it's like I've been transported to another world, I am in a valley,  the lush green Chianti region of Tuscany Italy. I cruise to a halt, [...]

1 04, 2013

Climbing and the Six Gap Ride in the Middleburry Vermont area.

By |2018-01-11T19:02:27+00:00April 1st, 2013|Lifestyle, Vermont|0 Comments

Climbing is difficult. For many those first encounters with hills come early in life. During those early years the hill is an unwanted obstacle between you and your destination.  And that's all it is an inconvenience. Only years later when you make the transition from bike rider to cyclist, does the lifelong love affair with [...]