Monthly Archives: February 2018

Living in New England

My driveway might have been the sketchiest bit. One to two inches of solid ice filled the wheel ruts. But my bike went straight up the icy, 14% grade, with no problem. Studded snow tires work. So, yeah, I have studded … Continue reading

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The Month of Fever

It’s been a weird weather February. Snow, rain, then yesterday, sunny and 72F. It never hits 72F in February. There was a 6 hour window of warmth, dry trails, and daylight. I hit Waldo at 4 o’clock. None of my … Continue reading

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Yeah, Baby!

(Note: I wrote this a year ago in 2017. Not sure why I never published it then. It was a fun read for me, because I’m cleaning half the stuff I didn’t when I wrote this piece. And I’m glad … Continue reading

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The Mountain Biking Uncertainty Theory

I paid a social call this week to one of my two bike shops. Greg, the owner, and I were talking about how in New England, trail features often change radically over short distances. It’s a climb. Now a rock … Continue reading

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Winter Optimism

I like riding with Chris. He’s better than me, patient, shares my nihilistic sense of humor, and he brews damn good beer. Plus, no sunshine patriot or summer soldier, he’s willing to give the trails a try in the winter. Which … Continue reading

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