Monthly Archives: November 2013

My Favorite Outdoors/Adventure book of 2013- Plus!

Here’s the best book I’ve read this year, by Timothy Eagan: Readers in doubt can check out the book on Goodreads, where there are 325 reviews,  with a rating of 4.16 of 5 stars from 1,304 raters. ”   Edward Curtis … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoors | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Pedaling around on Thanksgiving

9 AM, twenty seven degrees, and a 10 mph wind didn’t stop Andy Hazen and I from saddling up and checking out the culverts and streams around Lincolnville,  after close to 4″ of  rain fell in a 12 hours period … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Stroll Around the World – NYTimes.com

This is a really big deal.  So much looking forward to it, as the story will unfold for seven years.   It’s already thrilling.  I love the concept of Car Brain in this initial post.   A Stroll Around the … Continue reading

Posted in hiking, Imported Posts, Outdoors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Uncle Tom on the Radio- Get the Podcast

I was recently on WRFR  radio, in Rockland, ME on the Matinicus Wannabee show, hosted by my friend Lock Kiermaier. Readers know that MeGaTex is a sponsor of the show, and that I hike better listening to music. Lock Invited … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Brilliance and Bullcrap from Outside magazine

I generally love reading my print subscription to Outside magazine. There is a brilliant piece in this month’s ( Nov. 2013) issue- Survival Report- What Would Survivorman Do?   This link takes you to the first of several pieces about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Just Walk It: Walking or running which is actually better?

Just Walk It via Just Walk It: Walking or running which is actually better?.

Posted in Fitness, hiking | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Comfortable Road

I really liked this post by Kelly Moreton. It lends historical background to one of my favorite quotes.-TJ (What I Learned from Meriwether Lewis) While I was on vacation last month I read a book called Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. … Continue reading

Posted in Imported Posts, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Uncle Tom in the Bangor News- Lincolnville retiree completes Triple Crown of hiking

  Click to check out Aislinn’s feature about my backpacking life in today’s Bangor Daily News–> Lincolnville retiree completes Triple Crown of hiking, nearly 8,000 miles on the trail — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine.

Posted in Appalachian Trail, Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, hiking, Imported Posts, Maine, Pacific Crest Trail | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Maine ingenuity advances lightweight backpacking – from Garage Grown Gear

From Garage Grown Gear comes this article about a Biddeford, ME based company that is rapidly growing and connecting with ultralight backpackers.  Who would have predicted that an old mill in Biddeford Maine would be making a splash due to … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, Gear, hiking, Imported Posts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bubbas Ride into November

Bubbas continue to rule the Midcoast trails. Where else would you find twelve mountain bikers saddling up on a November Sunday morning where a “wintry mix” weather report was on the radar when we went to bed last night? < … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment