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It seemed like an easy request from my son. Could I get a new bike helmet for my granddaughter for her fifth birthday? He said, “Preferably pink, to go with her new bike.”

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April is finally here and it’s looking like spring. Snow is mostly gone from my yard and crocuses are in bloom. Migrating birds and buzzards are showing up again in the neighborhood. Winter ski stuff has been washed and ready to put away. Skis are waiting to be storage waxed. Others may stil…

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The crazy weekend was approaching! Soon, the valley would be swamped with out-of-towners looking for fall colors and a weekend away. We had to get a ride in Friday before they arrived or be caught in their foliage flurry and traffic jams. Peter (Minnich, my husband) and I started planning an…

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Looking for something to do as a family this holiday weekend? How about a scavenger hunt? The Mount Washington Valley Trails Association’s Rec Path Committee is sponsoring a “Fall Family Fun Scavenger Hunt” for the month of October.

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Three years ago, two gentlemen wrote letters to the editor in The Conway Daily Sun, encouraging bicyclists to ride on the left side of the road, facing traffic. Tod Powers, then president of the Mount Washington Valley Bicycling Club, wrote in to challenge those ideas. Peter Minnich’s letter…

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Mountain bike equipment is always evolving to meet riders’ needs and style. Front shocks and rear suspension were added to make riding over rough terrain more comfortable. Disk brakes replaced V-brakes for better stopping power. Tires grew and got fatter as bikers searched for perfect rides …

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No, Marty, road cycling is not on life support, it’s just changed for many people. It’s no longer the carefree activity it used to be. We are more aware of the dangers and risks of riding on the pavement.

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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…