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1 07, 2018

Lessons learned on the Road Less Traveled by Noah Rossignol

By | 2018-07-01T11:47:33+00:00 July 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 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 [...]