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The bicycle is doing a complete 360-degree rotation back to its 19th century origins. Roads weren’t paved when the bicycle was invented in Europe around 1817. The balloon tires were wide so in a sense the current explosion of gravel riding is a return to cycling’s roots.

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Foliage season is blowing away as leaves litter the lawn. It was a good one — bright colors, blue skies and moderate temperatures. Everyone who rushed to the mountains and valleys to see fall’s splendor got their money’s worth. But, now, rain and wind are bringing it all down, and we’ll have…

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It was like a music and film festival came alive last Saturday night during the festive debut of the Leaf Peeper Bike Bash, a party thrown by the White Mountains chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association, aka Ride NoCo.

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People from all over the United States and world descend on New England in the fall, searching for “peak foliage.” They consult their foliage apps, check online updates and ask the natives, “When is it going to be peak?”

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INTERVALE — The White Mountains chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association headquartered in North Conway will be presenting the Leaf Peeper Bike Bash, a fall mountain bike festival, on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Theater in the Wood in Intervale.

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It was all Steve Anger’s fault. The owner of North Country Angler peaked our curiosity when he wrote a Conway Daily Sun article called, “North Country Angling: Fishing on Blue Pond” (Sept. 19). Neither Peter nor I ever heard of this hidden Madison pond. Could we find it, using our maps and h…

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In September, a fully-loaded touring cyclist was heading east on the Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg, Maine, paralleling the fence along Portland Street. I happened to be pedaling west on the paved pathway when I saw him. A fully-loaded cyclist on that portion of the rail trail usually m…

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About 100 fun-loving mountain bikers descended upon Coos Trails in Gorham Saturday for the finale of the seven-stop Tour de Borderlands series designed to showcase member trail networks in northern New England and Quebec.

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Last Thursday, Plan A was to ride with Marianne’s Thursday Ride group on the Apple Acre tour. Dave and Connie Kinsman were leading it. It’s one of my favorite rides — great undulating roads, beautiful scenery and delicious apple treats at the orchard. I really enjoyed this ride when I did it…

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Loops make for interesting rides. Scenery changes and doesn’t repeat itself. All you need are good maps, ample supplies and energy. It also helps to have an adventurous spirit and a sense of humor. With that in mind, we set out to ride two multi-surface loops in Fryeburg, Maine.

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The lifts started spinning last weekend at Loon Mountain as the Lincoln ski resort debuted the first phase of its new lift-served downhill mountain bike park.