/Mark Rossignol

About Mark Rossignol

I am a recently turned 50 year old with energy, passion and enthusiasm for life and all things good. Cycling, great food, fine wine, peoples stories and relationships formed are things that excite me.
16 06, 2014

Why we ride “Road Bikes” on Gravel

By |2017-11-16T16:27:47+00:00June 16th, 2014|Lifestyle|0 Comments

There has been quite a bit of discussion recently among many of my cycling friends regarding riding on gravel roads, specifically riding road bikes on gravel roads. Anytime I'm going on a ride and ask fellow riders if they are interested in joining me they almost always ask, "will you be going on dirt roads?" [...]

20 05, 2014

Fresh Trails Hill Climb Challenge

By |2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00May 20th, 2014|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Here's something new and exciting for your summer cycling goals; Hill climbs!! I've listed my 8 top hill climbs in northern Maine, New Brunswick and Temiscouata, Quebec, I hope you give some or all of them a try. 1. Stockholm, Church Hill, Donworth road, Axel siding rte 161 south. 2. New Denmark, NB Lucy's Gulch, Mill [...]

19 05, 2014

Vermont Spring Cycling Trip 2014

By |2018-01-11T19:00:54+00:00May 19th, 2014|Lifestyle, Vermont|0 Comments

Middelbury and Kent Ridge Orchards served as headquarter central for FTA's annual Spring Training weekend in Vermont from May 9-11. 3 beautiful spring/summery days cycling of approximately 150 base miles, including temperatures of 80 degrees on the final day made for another memorable spring trip to the Champlain Valley. Matt Michaud and Dave Chamberlain(who drove [...]

19 04, 2014

Top 5 reasons to visit and cycle Vermont this year

By |2018-01-11T19:01:35+00:00April 19th, 2014|Lifestyle, Vermont|0 Comments

5. Local Brews. . .Otter Creek, Long Trail, Alchemist(Heady Topper), Magic Hat and Trout River brewery to name just a few. 4. Amazing views. . . The Adirondacks, Green Mountains, Sugarbush, Smugglers Notch, Mad River Glen and Camels Hump. 3. Covered bridges and Country stores. 2. Excellent farm to table restaurants and eateries. . . [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]