Tag Archives: Cycling

Biking and back roads – the best way to see Maine

After a long and often dreary spring filled with showers and cloudy days, it has been a great summer. I know the summer is not over, but when the temperature manages to reach the lower 40’s in the morning, it’s time to at least cast an eye toward the fall.

But before that happens, I wanted to pass on another reminder to get outside and see the beauty and wonder of the state we live in. And I think one of the best ways to do that is on a bicycle.

Cycling continues to be the cheapest form of health insurance

SACO – Maybe it’s clear from the picture, but just in case there’s any doubt, this group of hardy fools is about as happy as a group of friends might be. Yes, the temperature was hovering around freezing when we left the parking lot in Saco, but after a winter filled with ice and snow, there […]

Fair skies, warm temperatures, and a 32-mile ride to the Donut Hole

Buxton – After four weeks sitting on the shelf (cracked clavicle and separated shoulder) it was time to ride again. The weather was beautiful. The air was cool and crisp and there was a hint of autumn as the temperatures hovered around 50 degrees. As we were leaving, we knew that as the sun crept […]

An Incredible Journey Along the Maine Coast

The summer certainly has proven to be productive. My second short story, Blink, has been published on Amazon. It’s been quite a month already! Blink, the second short story in the collection, The Canon, takes the reader on a dizzying bike ride down the back roads of the Maine coast. Along the way, Andy O’Brien, […]

Time to Trek Across Maine

June in Maine means many things, but for approximately 2,000 cyclists, it means a chance to get together, ride across our beautiful state, and raise money for the American Lung Association. If you can, please donate and help me as I roll along the backroads from Sunday River to Belfast. Trek Across Maine – donation […]

Sometimes Slower is Better – Bike to Work Day

SACO – Cities and cycling enthusiasts across the nation have named May as the “Bike to Work” month, and Friday, May 16, the city of Portland and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine decided to join the fun. As someone who admittedly already has a close relationship with his bike, I decided to join them. As a […]

Winter in three part harmony – time to exercise?

Winter officially started about a week ago and already we’ve had two measurable snow storms (that’s the current lingo for a lot of snow), an ice storm, and now the latest rumor is that we’ll see the white stuff again Sunday afternoon. I’m OK with that, but here’s the part that will be miserable: along the […]