They don’t call Vermont the Green Mountain State for nothing! This New England gem is home to mountains, lakes, swimming holes, waterfalls, miles (and miles, and miles, and miles) of trails, lush green landscapes, and some of the best craft beer in the country. What’s not to love? When should you visit? Hit the road … More The Ultimate Vermont Road Trip
Thinking about checking off another box on your National Parks tour? Spring is officially here, which means warmer temperatures and sunshine are finally on their way. While there is fun to be had in all seasons, by far the best time to visit Acadia National Park is in the Summer and Fall. So get … More First Time Visitor’s Guide to Acadia National Park
2016 was my first year as an Angel Rider. Let’s just say… It definitely won’t be my last. On Memorial Day Weekend I took to the roads with 600 cyclists and volunteers on a mission to help bring joy, fun and smiles to kids with serious illnesses by raising money for the Hole in … More Angel Ride 2016 – A Magical Weekend!
*Disclaimer – if you are looking for a very serious course report from a very serious cyclist who can actually ride at a reasonable speed – look away. LOOK AWAY. You ended up in the wrong damn place. If you can handle a semi-witty recap from a solid middle back of the packer, read on … More Rasputitsa 2016 Race Report
Last week I took part in the 2015 Rasputitsa, a 40 mile gravel road bike race through the dirt, mud, hills, (and let’s not forget snow) of the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont. The race (and I use that term VERY lightly in my case) promised to be an epic day, and it most definitely was! So, … More Rasputitsa 2015 Race Report
Ohhhhhh Lawdy. I’ve done did it now. I have signed myself up for some ridiculous shit in the past, but this weekend might be one of the more ridiculous things I have up and decided I am capable of doing. On Saturday I will take part in the Rasputitsa (aka Russian for Mud Season… loose … More The Raspu-Who? AKA… Rasputitsa 2015 Prep
2015 will be my second year riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. I absolutely LOVED every second of last year’s ride (check out my recap here), and there was no question that I would be signing up again this year. There’s no doubt that signing up for an event of this magnitude is pretty intimidating. … More Pan Mass Challenge – A Beginner’s Guide
PMC 2014 Start.. .it was all a blur! – Photo Credit pmc.org Wow… just wow. The 2014 Pan Mass Challenge has come and gone. My rookie year! I thought my recap of this event would be eeeeeeasy to write. I was so wrong. I’ve been mulling over what to write for days now… it is … More Pan Mass Challenge 2014 – Oh, What a Ride!
I have done quite a bit of packing for events over the past several years. Almost all running, so I was a little nervous starting out my prep for the pan mass challenge. A long two day bike ride isn’t exactly my area of expertise. So, I broke it down into some nice easy steps. … More Zen and the art of packing… PMC edition
http://www.pmc.org/profile/CS0302 Wheeeeeeeee! The Pan Mass Challenge is less than a week away!! I am beyond excited to be taking part in this event this year. I have done charity rides in the past, but this will be the largest (and the longest) event I have done. And my longest ride EVER. By a long shot. … More Pan Mass Challenge… Inspiration continued