Tag Archives: Bubbas in the Woods

A Most Pleasant First Trail Ride on Mount Pleasant (2017 version)

The first 2017 group ride with The Bubba to the top of Mount Pleasant in the Warren/West Rockport area had it all- mud, ice, stream riding, and even more snow than expected.  The approach from Route 90 departed from the … Continue reading

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Riding Ragged

“The graying of The Bubbas,”  is real.  Nate said it. It was humid and the roots were just a bit slimy and slick, but it wasn’t a problem for nineteen Bubbas in The Woods this past Sunday morning.  We broke … Continue reading

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Fat Tire Bikes Are Not Just For Snow

I prefer to ride my fat tire bike right now, leaving my full suspension 29″  Santa Cruz Tallboy and my converted Diamondback Apex “road” bike in the garage. Why?  Because each and every bike has a personality and a bike’s … 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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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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Return to The Bike

Any December that I can ride my bicycle over the trail and ledges that head up to Mount Pleasant is fine with me.  When that ride includes two old friends like Craig and Rigger and we are riding on four-inch … Continue reading

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My ups (and some downs) with Strava

I began tracking my biking, hiking, and walking efforts with  the Strava app on Christmas day back in  2011.  According to their website, “Strava lets you track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or dedicated GPS device and … Continue reading

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Prepping For My 50 Mile Hike of the Appalachian Trail

I am taking out three clients on a Half The Hundred Mile Wilderness backpacking trip next week through my Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures business. Now is a great time to be doing any business that involves communication. As a starting … 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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