Mark

/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.
1 04, 2013

Why we Ride…

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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 [...]

11 10, 2011

Cooking school in Tuscany all about food, friends and sharing

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00 October 11th, 2011|In the News|0 Comments

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Published Bangor Daily News October 11, 2011 Online Article Link FORT KENT, Maine — Embarking on a new experience in the Tuscan countryside is a bit like opening a gift from a favorite aunt — the outcome is a mystery, but you know it’s going to be something wonderful. Something wonderful [...]

7 10, 2011

Cycling in Europe offers great roads, logistical challenges

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:02+00:00 October 7th, 2011|In the News|0 Comments

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Published Bangor Daily News October 11, 2011 Online Article Link FORT KENT, Maine — Right off the bat, it’s impossible to not notice the difference between bicycling in northern Maine and northern Italy. Many of those differences are what make Tuscany a cycling Mecca while the upper tier of our state can at [...]

5 10, 2011

Maine contingent finds daunting Tuscany bike tour rewarding

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:02+00:00 October 5th, 2011|In the News|0 Comments

BDN freelancer Julia Bayly was among the 11 Fresh Trails cyclists in Tuscany last month. By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Published Bangor Daily News October 5, 2011 Online Article Link FORT KENT, Maine — There comes a moment amid the vineyards, olive groves and pasta when the enormity of cycling through the Tuscan countryside hits. “There [...]

24 06, 2011

Cycling sisters leave Bermuda, the Big Apple to sample northern Maine

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:02+00:00 June 24th, 2011|In the News|0 Comments

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Published Bangor Daily News June 24, 2011 Online Article Link ST. AGATHA, Maine — Friday and Saturday afternoons were marked by severe storms in northern Maine, but two cycling sisters were not about to let a little bad weather dampen their trip. After all, they’d just come from New York City [...]