Monthly Archives: January 2016

Goodbye, Golf Clubs. Hello, Hiking Boots and Kayak. – The New York Times

When I walk outside, I sometimes fantasize about what I would do if I did not have my present connections my family, friends, and work. I’d leave the house with my pack on my back and walk west for a … Continue reading

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Why “The Revenant” feels like the real deal 

Because Canada’s Mors Kochanski was technical adviser to the movie, that’s why.  If you don’t know about Mors, you don’t know much about the increasingly popular subset of outdoor adventuring known as Bushcraft.   Wikipedia says that, “Bushcraft is about thriving … Continue reading

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Strava, Snow, and Stoicism or Moving Along the Fitness Trail

It had been a struggle for me to meet my 2016 fitness goals here in the winter in Maine this month. I have been reaching deep to log in an hour a day of hard walking or bicycling- outdoors, of … Continue reading

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Snowstorm+Strava=Microadventure !

I got another nudge from my son Lincoln this week. The Jamrog guys ( plus Stephanie, my one and only daughter-in-law) all use the Strava app.  If you don’t know about it, you should.  I don’t care about the competitive … Continue reading

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Midcoast Maine Fat Biking: Ride Local, Ride Often !

The real deal is never the same as the ideal. Take fat-tire bikes for example. Advertised as the children of snowy Alaska’s Iditabkes, these newly minted cash cows of the shape-shifter bike industry have a magical draw when they are … Continue reading

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Avoid Hedonic Adaptation

Reblogging today’s post from Tim Smith at Jack Mountain Bushcraft School.  Tim cuts right to the core with this post, plus I’ve picked up a book recommendation that I am going to follow up, as well.  Tim’s been a great … Continue reading

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Fitness Goal + Data = Gold !

You can’t purchase your miles of foot powered travel.  Sure, you can buy experiences that frame human powered travel, but to move from point A to point B simply takes work, and time. For 2015, my oldest son Lincoln encouraged … Continue reading

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First Fat Ride in 2016

Ten riders set out the morning of January 1 to kick off the first day of The Bubbas’ 2016 mountain bike riding season. Weather conditions from the top of the ground up were perfect for January: temps around freezing, sunny … Continue reading

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