Monthly Archives: December 2011

No Power, No Problem!

The electricity has been out for about an hour and a half, with no idea when we’re going to get it back. I needed coffee so I got out my Four Dog Stove Bushcooker LT1, fired it up in alcohol … Continue reading

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High Street’s answer to Maine road bike

Here’s a shot of two 1986 cro-moly steel framed bicycles that my next door neighbor Andy Hazen and I have rebuilt. The frames on my Diamondback Apex and his Nishiki were stripped and professionally repainted. Brakes are original cantilever. Seats … Continue reading

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Good Morning

Waking up and getting going is so much easier now that the days are getting longer.

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Christmas Eve hike 2011

I’m a huge fan of the clam. That, plus lobster is on the menu tonight. Plenty to wrap up today, lots of little things to take care of, against a backdrop of stoking the woods stove in the living room- … Continue reading

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White Bike, Black Night

The excitement today was two rides on my new bicycle. I am the proud owner of a white 29″ Surly Pugsley, a snow bike you’ve probably never seen. The tires are huge- 4″ wide mounted on 4″ wide rims. I … Continue reading

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Bubbas meet The Hosers in Frigid Conditions

Today witnessed the confluence of two mountain biking groups, one from Rockland, the other hailing from Bath, ME. For those of you from southern, milder climes, this was an excellent but frigid, day to be riding bicycles in the woods.  … Continue reading

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Ice on the bedroom window

Woke up the 13 degrees, cold. Inside the house the bedroom’s window was coated with ice. Going to be a great day for riding the frozen trails.

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“SteriPEN: Pure Genius” -Bangor Daily News

One of the most dependable pieces of gear that I have used daily for a cumulative total of over 365 days, and 5,000 miles of backpacking on my three thru-hikes is the Steripen. I’ve used my yellow Adventurer for the … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished: Occupy Mountaintops

When I sent out the call for local hikers to convene at the top of Bald Rock Mountain to view the 4:10 PM full moon rise last Saturday night, I concluded with the statement, “Many are called, but few are … Continue reading

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Full moonrise

The mystery of where along the ocean’s horizon the December moon would rise gripped the twelve of us up here this afternoon. It was more to the east than I expected. Ten left and now Tenzing and I are here … Continue reading

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