Author Archives: tjamrog

About tjamrog

I'm sixty-five years old and live in the Maine woods. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".

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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Bubbas Riding The Bog – Dec. 26

Wierd warm weather brings me teetering to the cusp of 2016. I can’t ever remember riding my mountain bike through the midcoast Maine woods and waters when it was this warm. It’s sweet calm today at fifty-seven degrees, windless, with blue skies. … Continue reading

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Here’s your boomer New Year’s Resolution, and thank you! 

This is all truth, boomers- found amidst this NYTimes’ fitness trends wrap-up for 2015:   Fit Body, Fit Brain and Other Fitness Trends – The New York Times “… the ideal exercise dose seems to be about an hour per day … Continue reading

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When is a fitness myth not a fitness myth?

I’m frustrated with the deluge of information that is channeling into my  computer and phone. Even with my ability to filter out “disinformation” , plenty of stuff slips by to leave me scratching my head, wondering how to make sense … Continue reading

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