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6 09, 2018

Mark, Brian and Bouey do the Vermont Overland 2018

By | 2018-09-06T09:50:21+00:00 September 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+00:00 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 [...]

30 05, 2018

Thoughts on Gravel grinds and the FARM ride, Part 2 Matt’s perspective

By | 2018-05-30T00:57:34+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Matt Michaud has captured quite eloquently in the following essay the essence of the FARM ride that he designed and planned in it's entirety.  He believes that it will spark your interest and awaken your senses which will make for an unforgettable adventure.  Don't miss it, FTA's FARM ride June 23, 2018 roll out at [...]

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 [...]

3 06, 2017

County Physical Therapy 1987-2017

By | 2017-06-04T10:18:46+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Total passion in creating and providing value in caring for people who require rehabilitation from injury or recovering from various orthopedic post-operative procedures.  I believe that was my mission statement way back when. Our trademark has  been and continues to be not only treating patients but motivating them through the recovery process and then inspiring [...]

5 03, 2017

The Beautiful Game. . .A True International Friendly

By | 2017-05-16T20:00:10+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Lifestyle|0 Comments

"Football/Soccer is a beautiful game because it belongs to us all.  The world plays."    - Arsene Wegner I vividly remember the 1st time I was introduced to soccer, I was a 6th grader at Sacred Heart junior high school in Van Buren.  Our coach was a teacher of Lebanese descent named Sebouh Dersominian. [...]

26 02, 2017

A Curious Mind and an Active Body

By | 2017-05-16T20:14:27+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Lifestyle|2 Comments

My mother would often relate to me that as a youngster growing up that I was always "into everything".  A curious child that would very often get into various predicaments, sometimes quite harrowing.  As a 4 year old I apparently climbed up a neighbors roof top via an unattended ladder all the way up the [...]

27 09, 2016

Adventure

By | 2017-02-22T16:41:37+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Most definitions of adventure I found include the words risk and hazardous. The American Heritage dictionary defines the noun adventure this way; "an undertaking of questionable or hazardous nature." If I choose to accept this definition of adventure I must conclude that the adventure travel industry or many of our bike rides are rarely about [...]

19 05, 2016

Vermont Spring Training 2016… Maybe the best one yet

By | 2018-01-11T19:00:28+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Lifestyle, Vermont|2 Comments

"The absolute perfect blend of people, adversity, companionship and good times." -- Mike Chasse This year's annual cycling trip to Vermont may well have been the best one yet! Perhaps the most satisfying aspect was that we were so lucky to have a truly special person/friend accompany us. It has been 9 years since Mike [...]