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There’s something elegant about completing a loop. Out and back excursions are OK, but successfully circumnavigating an area is much more interesting. There’s more variety in the scenery and more challenge in the mapping and navigation. There’s something in the human psyche that loves finish…

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We were sitting on the memorial bench in Albany Town Forest, enjoying the river view and quiet when out of nowhere, a mountain biker came barreling by. Fortunately, we weren’t in his way! He was going so fast and came upon us so quickly, I doubt we could have gotten out of his way if we were…

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You want to cycle on dirt, with choices ranging from gated forest service road with no traffic, dirt roads with some traffic, off-road trails or a combination of all these? If you’re prepared, the possibilities for great rides are there. Factor in what you think you might encounter and hope …

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I used to love riding on the road, spinning my wheels and feeling the speed. But that joy dissipated as I increasingly encountered or heard of others being hit, run off the road or yelled at by drivers thinking they alone had a right to the road.

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Many people ride their bicycles for recreation and exercise, but for others, their bicycles are their transportation. Whether they chose to ride rather than drive to save money, get exercise, reduce their carbon footprint or relieve stress, it doesn’t matter — they are committed to cycle com…

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Many people are working from home, “virtually” commuting to their jobs. As businesses and stores start opening up again, workers will be returning to their jobs, wearing masks and carrying hand sanitizer. Many in the valley will drive their cars to the office. However, in the cities, many pe…

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A few weeks ago, we were driving north down on the North Conway “strip.” I spied a family on bicycles — two adults and two children. They were on the sidewalk near Big Apple, having a heavy-duty discussion. The youngest of the group was scowling. I wondered what the issue was.

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A warm, sunny Sunday brought the bikers — motorized and not — out in droves. You could hear the motorized ones roaring up the Kancamagus Highway and Route 16. You could see the others cranking up West Side Road and gathering in the Marshall Conservation Area’s parking lot. Spring cycling fev…

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Every spring, I look forward to May, with its warmer temperatures, longer days and better biking weather. My mind turns to all things cycling. There are rides to do, events to plan and events to attend. May is the time for Kids’ Bike Safety Day at Story Land and Crank the Kanc. Mount Washing…

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One of the favorite spring pastimes for cyclists is finding out “what’s open now?” Whether you’re a road biker wondering when Passaconaway or Bear Notch will be clear enough of snow to ride or a mountain biker waiting for dry enough trails to ride, spring is a time of anticipation.