Category: Blog

Adventures, anecdotes, stories, but not hard news

Kingston Roller Race: Show Up and Throw Down

It’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  You didn’t hit the lottery, so you’re not going to West Yellowstone this year. Bummer.  What do you need to do to get ready for the big day?  Got the turkey?  Check.  Know which football…

Wildcat Ridge: Secret Running Resource in Rockaway Township

Through most of the summer, I’ve avoided long runs due to my annual round of physical therapy to deal with my chronically painful right hamstring.  But I’ve gotten tired of three-hour rollerski sessions, so I’ve gone on a bit of…

Diamond Notch and West Kill Catskills Run

With fabulous Indian summer weather beckoning, I drove to Diamond Notch on Sunday to meet some running friends and get photos for an upcoming magazine article about running in the  Catskills.  One of the most beautiful trails in the Catskills…

Change of Scenery: Rollerskiing Kinnelon NJ

As always, I crave a change of scenery.  From an email recommendation, I rollerskied in Kinnelon yesterday, primarily on Kinnelon Rd.   There’s a finite amount of terrain, from a road closure at 380 Kinnelon Road north to the intersection with…

Rollerskiing Central Park, NYC

Yesterday, I went to New York to rollerski with Nat Herz, current Columbia graduate student and former editor at FasterSkier.com.  I’d been looking forward to hanging  out with Nat, and I’m always into a change of scenery.  We met at…

Before and After the Deluge

So we drove to Pennsylvania last week for a vacation with the extended family.  The rental house was on a bucolic lake surrounded by state gameland and farms.  With tree stumps mid-lake, reaching for the sky, and several low-lying islands,…