Bike to beer
Bike to beer
I’m one of the quadrillions of people in the world who appreciate a good, ideally locally-brewed craft beer after a long day. However, my general rule is that in order to deserve that beer, I have to perform some sort of legitimate physical exercise that merits beer as a reward (and that will counteract the beer’s potential weight-increasing effect).  Exercise that qualifies includes a round … [Read More]
Motorcycling to the top of the Whiteface Region
Motorcycling to the top of the Whiteface Region
If country roads that meander alongside flowing rivers with a backdrop of majestic mountains sounds like a good place to ride a motorcycle, you’re in luck. We’ll even throw in a side trip to the top of an Adirondack peak. Yup, you’re in for a first rate tour of the Whiteface Region. Begin in Keeseville, and take Route 9N toward Jay, about 17 miles total that takes you through the hamlet … [Read More]
Top 8 Picks for Picnics
Top 8 Picks for Picnics
It’s officially summer in the Adirondacks, and that means… well lots of stuff. To me, summer means biking, hiking, swimming, paddling, climbing, and touring. The season also includes everyone’s favorite way to prepare for, or recover from, all of those activities. No, I’m not talking about napping. Even better, I’m referring to picnicking. Nature, up closeSo, where to picnic, you ask? … [Read More]
Spring Cycling: Fave First Road Ride
Spring Cycling: Fave First Road Ride
Spinning for SpringHave you ever attended a spinning class?I have. For the very first time this spring, I had the opportunity to sample a local trainer’s group spin classes. I figured it might be a good prep for spring cycling out in “the wild.”  Had I attended more than exactly two classes, I’m sure that would have been the case.It was much harder than I thought. For those who haven’t … [Read More]
A Springtime Selfie Scavenger Hunt
A Springtime Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Well, here we are in the middle of spring in the Adirondacks again. For many of us who aren’t fly fishermen, this season represents a seemingly endless transition between the last bit of skiable snow and the onset of mud-free mountain biking trails. So, while we wait for the trails to firm up, I’ve got a challenge for you. Now, I know that it’s easy to get distracted by those pesky dramatic … [Read More]
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