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3 07, 2014

My Approach to Bike Safety on the Road

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Lifestyle|0 Comments

During my time as a full-time athlete I developed a love-hate relationship with the road when training. On the one hand the road was where I spent the majority of my day, cycling, running, and rollerskiing; I was thankful for the smooth pavement and stretches of quiet road that I sought after while training. On [...]

29 06, 2014

Zoe . . . in memory of a great dog

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00 June 29th, 2014|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Of all our Bernese mountain dogs Zoe was unique. She was always calm and very low maintenance, I think she'd get annoyed with Oliver and his antics, barking and his constant seeking of attention. And so it was, Zoe tolerating Oliver and always the first to greet us or head out with us on a [...]

16 06, 2014

Why we ride “Road Bikes” on Gravel

By | 2017-11-16T16:27:47+00:00 June 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?" [...]

5 06, 2014

Cycling with Friends Aroostook Style

By | 2017-02-21T21:51:50+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Lifestyle|0 Comments

I have had the good fortune of returning to the County this spring and summer to do some cycling and take part in the events that Fresh Trails Adventures is offering over the next few months. Having been away for three years working and cycling in Boulder, Colorado, it has been a joy to return [...]

20 05, 2014

Fresh Trails Hill Climb Challenge

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