Category Archives: winter biking

For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors

I’m sitting here on a dreary, gonna-be-hot-and-humid Saturday morning and deciding whether to hike or bike a bit this morning. It is exactly half way into the 2017 calendar year. I’m just been through a month of recovery from a … Continue reading

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A Microadventure in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument- Part 1

Prequel:    “Bear and Sparkles say come on up! The fat biking is great :-)” I missed this sign for the  Mt. Chase Lodge when I passed through here a few minutes ago.   I’m headed 14 miles further down a … Continue reading

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Step up ! Mileage Challenge for 2017 !

It’s now 2017. After reviewing all the end of the year” bests” lists and the sun ever so slowly extending itself into the far northeast corner of the USA , I’m ready and hopeful about what’s to come. For one, … Continue reading

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End of Year Mileage Push !

It’s really dark and cold again where I live in Midcoast Maine. Ice and snow coat the fields, forests, and roads.  Grrrrr. My response is to get outdoors as much as possible.  That will mean hiking, fat tire biking, cutting … Continue reading

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On the Couch After the Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

“If I was a cell phone, I’d be at eighteen percent right now,’ mumbled John as he lay sprawled on the condominium’s couch as thirteen Bubbas settled into a much needed retreat after I logged 15 miles on the snow … 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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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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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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Sugarloaf’s First Fat Tire Festival

Weather at the Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival eventually cooperated. I was able to put together a decent ride on Saturday, after the thermometer dropped below freezing. Friday afternoon, when the air temp rode to above 50 degrees, the riding was … Continue reading

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Where To Play Outdoors in Midcoast Maine This Week

Yes! The yearly ritual of turning back of clocks today came with the a clear turn toward Spring, which officially arrives this year at 6:45 pm March 20. The light is different now. It’s clearer, warmer as the longer days … Continue reading

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