Monthly Archives: June 2012

Advice for the beginner hiker on the Appalachian Trail

An excellent WordPress entry from my friend Joe, who is presently section hiking the AT down in Virginia. Advice for the beginner Hiker on the Appalachian Trail. “Catch-Up’s” long walk summer 2012   by Joe Niemczura, RN, MS The Dawn … Continue reading

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Walking, riding, walking, riding

Actually, Mame and I also rode 5 miles yesterday afternoon, so I experienced a Trifecta of exercise. Still shedding the extra pounds from April’s Mexican/ Barbeque test in Austin. We had the best weekend here in Maine. June right now … Continue reading

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Long Daylight= Doubling outdoor motion

I am up before 5 AM , so it was easy to try and beat the humidity and heat today by walking the road for 4.7 miles. Enjoyed a breakfast of local blueberries, strawberries, granola, and whole milk yogurt. Rode … Continue reading

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Tim Noakes on the Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports | Outside Magazine’s Articles |

Personal Note: I’ve had two friends diagnosed with hyponatremia.  Both required hospitalization.  One was told that he was just hours away from going into intractable seizures.  This is nothing to fool around with. If untreated, both could have died.  People … Continue reading

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Ragged Mountain excels in Mountain Biking options

Check the steep shoulders at the start and end of this elevation profile of yesterday’s bike ride and realize that it takes place up and down a mountain. The Camden (ME) Ragged Mountain/ Snow Bowl is busting out with new … Continue reading

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Rewarding Mud Ride

Me and the Pugs hit pools of black water that came up to the hubs on this ride. The shot is crap, but I got something.  The deep pools that I had gone through took to much of my effort … Continue reading

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Apple, Google Just Killed Portable GPS Devices | Autopia |

Report of an article in Wired. I have been using my iPhone 4s for months now on all my hikes, and bike rides, and am pleased with it’s GPS capability.  While I have not even turned on my dedicated Garmin … Continue reading

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Weather Channel: Could You Ride the Divide?

Video interview with Matthew Lee about the current Great Divide race. Lee refers to a 67 year old retiree from Maine. Wait till Andy Hazen hears that he is retired, or maybe he told Matthew something we don’t know!

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TD’12 Race- Where’s Andy Hazen?

I DK, no one does. It appears that Andy’s Spot device has not transmitted properly since 6/9/ AM ( yesterday), so we don’t know where he is right now.  You can’t call him, and he can’t call us right now, … Continue reading

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Inside the Hardest Bike Race on Earth

Just in yesterday from Outside Magazine: Inside the Hardest Bike Race on Earth With Eszter Horanyi | Outdoor Adventure Blog | All about this year’s Tour Divide via  an interview with one of the top female contestants. PS: Go … Continue reading

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