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25 11, 2018

10th year anniversary of our last ride with James Grandmaison September 26, 2008—- September 26, 2018

By |2018-11-25T21:02:49+00:00November 25th, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle|0 Comments

This past September several friends and I went back to Tuscany, Siena and Chianti to be specific to not only enjoy the fine wine, food and cycling but to honor and remember our friend James Grandmaison who passed away while riding in Tuscany on the road to Castellina in Chianti on [...]

6 09, 2018

Mark, Brian and Bouey do the Vermont Overland 2018

By |2018-09-06T09:50:21+00:00September 6th, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Vermont|1 Comment

My brother Brian has been after me for several years to do this gravel ride in Vermont, the "Vermont Overland".  It has become so popular that within 1 hour on January 1st it is completely sold out, 700 registrants!  Brian has told me multiple times that this ride/race is perhaps one of the best and [...]

1 07, 2018

Lessons learned on the Road Less Traveled by Noah Rossignol

By |2018-07-01T11:47:33+00:00July 1st, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle|0 Comments

One of the most important moments in my life was my first bike ride on "the fake-speed."  The so called "fake-speed" was an old road bike, with Litespeed decals despite not actually being a Litespeed, that had been sitting outside unused for many years.  One day I pulled it out of its resting spot, greased [...]

27 05, 2018

Thoughts on Gravel Grinds and “The FARM ride”

By |2018-05-27T11:42:51+00:00May 27th, 2018|In the News, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Matt Michaud and I have been doing gravel rides (that is riding your road bike on surfaces other than tarmac, pavement or city streets) for at least 12-14 years.  I remember it vividly in those early years, we'd plan for an all pavement ride and then invariably and unexpectedly we would encounter a section or [...]

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 [...]

11 10, 2011

Cooking school in Tuscany all about food, friends and sharing

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