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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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Back at Gorham’s Moose Brook State Park a few weeks ago, we noticed the campground was fuller and busier than our earlier visit. It was the August rush to pack everything summer into the last few weeks before the “back to school” monster reared its head.

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When did roundabouts come around? I first encountered one in 1977. A friend and I were driving from Virginia to Keene. We were looking for Antioch University. According to our paper maps (no GPS then), and directions, Antioch was close to Keene’s Central Square.

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After a long winter and a slow spring, many of us wondered if it would ever get warm again. We’re wondering no more. The last few weeks have been brutally hot and humid! It appears the “dog days” of summer are upon us.

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It was our first campout of the season and the first-ever for our 6-year-old grandson, Iver (McMurdo-Minnich). We wanted a campground that offered lots of activities and amenities. We could do without hook-ups but thought flush toilets and showers would be nice. The youngest camper had two t…

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Not too long ago, when there weren’t any mountain bikes, 50 years ago, bicycles were made to go on roads, mostly paved. They had tires, brakes and geometry suited for that type of travel. But then, riders started going “off-road” and found their bikes not well-suited for rough riding.

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Looking for a place to ride with your family this Fourth of July weekend? Want a place that’s low or no traffic, relatively easy riding and scenic and shady? Try riding the gravel roads of the valley. There are many choices from National Forest service roads to town dirt roads and old loggin…

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A few years ago, I wrote a column about taking dad biking on Father’s Day as a family activity. Two places I recommended then were Albany Town Forest and Bartlett’s Thorne Pond, but there are other good choices closer to Conway. One area full of both single track and dirt road possibilities …