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O Tannenbike, O Tannenbike

“I don’t know what to say, except it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery” – Clark W Griswold Ahhh the holiday season has arrived and everyone is running around like Rudolph with his nose cut off trying to get everything … Continue reading

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Darkness on the Edge of Town

November is the cruelest month. Darkness lingers long then settles in on the edges of day like tunnel-vision, grainy as sand. Gone is the retina piercing splendor of Autumn foliage. Images of November rarely find their way onto picture postcards … Continue reading

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Roamin’ in the Gloamin’ Bathed in Foliaglow

It’s easy to love summer with its long, carefree and sunlit days. Who doesn’t like lobster devoured on a wharf plein air all washed down with cold beer? And when conditions are right (not wet and warm blehhh) winter is … Continue reading

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A Descent into the Maelstrom

Just in time for Halloween, a massive storm arrived this morning and let us know who is really in charge around here (a hint: it is neither you nor I). After spending a little time walking around Portland Head Light … Continue reading

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Forgive Me, Great Bike Commuting Father, for I Have Sinned

The sun was a pale warm glow glinting off the emerging Spring leaves of the trees as I clicked into my pedals, shuffled into the confessional and made the sign of the chainring. “Forgive me Great Bike Commuting Father for I … Continue reading

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Leaves of Grass

This morning I rose early and rode out into the darkness of the forest. It’s tough to get out of a warm bed this time of year but I felt like I needed to escape, if only for an hour … Continue reading

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The Path That Circles the Graveyard

Over the past week my social media feeds exploded with pleas from many outdoor gear related concerns that were focused on the plight of Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson. They were getting the word out about how the pair had disappeared while … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Fault

Really, it’s not my fault. I blame my fascination of getting up crazy early squarely on the shoulders of my Dad. When I was a kid we’d pile into the car (or in later years, the van) in the wee … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

“Some of us wake up, others roll over” – Mark Twight (legendary badass) When they wake up they go down to the water for no particular reason. They bathe in the humid light of the new day and exchange briny  … Continue reading

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The Forest for the Trees

“Most people are on the world, not in it” – John Muir It’s easy to become overwhelmed while out riding your mountain bike. Concentrate too much on the roots and rocks that litter the trail and you miss reading the … Continue reading

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