Tag Archives: mountain biking Maine

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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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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Riding Inside vs. Outside

I’ve biked indoors on rollers when that was all we had, back in the 1970’s.  Since then turbo trainers came out.  I haven’t used mine for at least a decade. I  don’t want any part of riding indoors.  The sweat … Continue reading

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When a Mile and a Half is Enough

My Ice Cream Truck is back from the bike shop.  The big, black, two-wheeled tractor has suited me well on the 10 mile loop that I put together for myself on this Patriot’s Day holiday here in Maine. The bike … 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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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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Riding the Pugsley over Hosmer Pond

Who would believe it?  Just a week or so ago, the lakes and ponds in midcoast Maine were still open. But all that changed his past week when the temperatures dropped below freezing for several days in a row. Once … Continue reading

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Microadventure on New Year’s Day

First ride on the first of 2015- 11.5 miles long.  Seven Bubbas showed up. The initial part of the ride saw a great deal of hoar frost, large white ice crystals that are  deposited on the ground. They form on … Continue reading

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