Monthly Archives: August 2008

Tom Jamrog’s letter to the editor..

The following Editorial appeared in the local Camden ( Maine)  Herald on Aug. 21, 2008.  I was so worked up about it I wrote a response.  First the article, then my response: ©2008 VillageSoup Needed: a big push for Maine … Continue reading

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Climbing Katahdin? Better Bring That Flashlight !

I received an e-mail last night from and then followed it up with an interesting phone call with my friend Pat.  Pat’s brother Dave spent an unplanned evening somewhere along the Abol Trail last night.  Three people went up for … Continue reading

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We have our first winner!

Inov-8 shoes! Coming out of England, Inov-8 wins the customer service contest, hands down! In April, I was down for Trail Days in Damascus, VA where I  met Mark Lundblad, who was promoting the Inov-8 sport shoe line for Sundog … Continue reading

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Everything Is Broken

In addition fixing one broken lawn mower, a cracked window, demolished garage door panel, inoperable taillight on my VW Jetta, nonfunctioning clothes drier, broken storm door, useless front motorcycle shock absorber, and questionable shock mount on my Santa Cruz Heckler … Continue reading

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RiverCrossing

RiverCrossing Originally uploaded by whereskarl On Aug. 5, 2008, ultra-runner Karl Meltzer set off on the biggest race of his life. His challenge: to run the entire length of the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail in less than 47 days. Definitely daunting. … Continue reading

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Mt. Katahdin, summit hike #14

Tuesday , 8/5/08 Back on top again. Nothing much more satisfies to me than being a resident of Maine, driving for free through the southern gate at Baxter State Park, and heading on up to the top of Maine’s highest … Continue reading

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Man versus Hill = the ultimate workout

Sports / Olympics The trail, known among the athletes as the Incline, gains about 2,000 feet in elevation over the length of about one mile. Quite a great read for those of us who know about what a brutal angle this … Continue reading

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A Visit from the Metric Bubba

I was walking the dog early this morning when I heard a voice from behind me shout, “ Hey, I thought that was you!” It was Steve Gleasner , rocketing by on his bike, apparently here on a loop all … Continue reading

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Camping on Two Wheels, final installment

Returning Home Day 5 = Baddeck, NS, CAN to Cobscook Bay State Park, USA We’re heading home. It was back onto the TransCanada, with our first stop at Truro to gas up. The day was humid and overcast with gray … Continue reading

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