Category: Blog

Adventures, anecdotes, stories, but not hard news

Four Birds Trail: Timberbrook Road to Charlottesburg Reservoir

  Casting about on Sunday, I decided to walk the woods.  Saturday’s skate roller ski session turned into a double pole session quick as I discovered that skating torques my knee in an unwelcome way.  I wasn’t up for a bike…

No Running For You

Last week’s MRI was encouraging.  The doctor said, “For the amount of punishment you give your body, there’s no damage to your knee.” After a missive about my left foot in July, I haven’t written much about recovering from my stress…

Lake Minnewaska and Mohonk Mountain House

  For Harv’s NY Ski Blog, I shared some memories on learning to ski at Lake Minnewaska.    Hopefully, I managed to convey how much this place meant to me. When it was privately owned, Lake Minnewaska set the standard for…

Mount Monadnock

Hiking New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock was a highlight of our recent family vacation.  After my biggest month of training since we had Laurel, vacation was a planned easy week.  Museum hiking and strolling around Salem, Massachusetts dominated our schedule.  A…

Toppidrettsveka 2012: Bike Race

This video clip is from the 35 km bike race on the second day of the Toppidrettsveka in Norway.   Several World Cup regulars are featured including Jean Marc Gaillard, Marcus Hellner and Oystein Pettersen.  They’re on mountain bikes, but…

Escarpment Trail Run: Volunteering To Be A Beast of Burden

Struggling over a rock ledge, carrying an unwieldy pack, I lifted one knee up high and heaved myself to my feet.  As I rose, the load in my pack shifted, and I did a hula hoop move while grabbing a…