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Winter’s coming and the regular cycling season is winding down. Though I have frigid and foul weather gear, my heart isn’t into riding when it’s cold, windy and wet. Though some cyclists ride all year and fat bike in winter, I’m not one of them. When there’s snow on the ground, I’ll be cross…

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Curiosity is often what drives my gravel riding. I’ll see a road and wonder where it goes. Sometimes, I’ll check it out first by car. If it looks fun and interesting to ride, I’ll start looking at my Gazetteer maps to figure out what other roads I can link it to for a decent ride.

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I’ve been looking for something different to ride. When a friend told me how much he and his wife liked riding the 12 mile Cotton Valley Rail Trail from Wakefield to Wolfeboro, I put it on my list to try. Monday, I decided to go for it.

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Zoe, the e-bike, needed new shoes. We knew this because we received a letter from the adoption agency warning my e-wife not to ride the pedal-assist electric bicycle.

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Holiday weekend, foliage and fair traffic promise to be intense. Planning ahead, I looked for a less congested place to ride. My thoughts were leaning toward a gravel ride, mountain bike ride, or both. I didn’t want to drive far, wanting something close to Conway. I focused on the Madison/Fr…

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The next few days are looking like fairly nice ones to ride. The valley is loaded with leaf-peeping visitors on buses, in campers, and behind the wheels of virtually every vehicle imagined. That includes bicyclists.

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What a beautiful fall we’re having! Dirt roads and single-track beckon riders young and old to get off the crowded leaf-peeper roads and enjoy the forest in all its splendor. But fall mountain biking is a special type of riding. It requires consideration of the three Ls: layers, leaves and light.

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Corbett Tulip grew up mountain biking in the valley. He and his childhood friends rode together for fun, hiking their bikes up Cranmore, Peaked and Black Cap to ride down.