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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 [...]

9 06, 2013

Focus Group FARM Ride 2013

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00 June 9th, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

On Sunday,  20 or so brave souls tackled 40 miles of tough terrain and battled some rather unpleasant weather, and were otherwise undeterred in their resolve to complete some of the most difficult sections of the FARM ride route.  The days top 3 riders were; Pete McCorison, Jule and Andrew Bouchard.  Julie Chasse Bouchard is [...]

23 05, 2013

New Friends Welcome Us to Their Little Piece of Heaven

By | 2017-02-21T21:50:01+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Once again, cycling and it’s connection to people and the formation of relationships has recently presented itself. A year ago Matt Michaud suggested that we host our lunch for the Farm Ride and Tour de L’Acadie somewhere off of ‘le vieux chemin” in Notre Dame du Lac in a farmer’s field with a view of [...]

1 05, 2013

Thoughts While on a Ride

By | 2017-02-22T16:44:37+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Lifestyle|0 Comments

As I was cycling yesterday, I began thinking about my life and how's it has evolved within only a few years; the birth of my 2 sons, purchasing our first home, and starting a new career.  The years of no responsibility and all the free time in the world to bike are long-gone; work, yard [...]

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, [...]