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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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Last Saturday promised to be a great day for cycling. Although the morning started cool, the weatherman predicted a sunny day, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s — a perfect day for riding the Wonalancet Loop. It was a bit breezy, but that might be an advantage when climbing that loop’s ma…

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When I finally decided I needed a new mountain bike, there weren’t any. I stopped at all the local bike shops — nothing in stock in the size and type I wanted. Shop personnel couldn’t even tell me what they’d be receiving in the next few months. Some were looking ahead to 2022 or 2023 for ne…

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In 2017, I wrote about a young rider from Jackson, Darren Piotrow. He was cycling up Mount Washington Auto Road for the first time. When I interviewed him, he gave this reason for attempting it, “With Mount Washington being one of, if not the most prestigious hill climb around, I wanted to g…

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Cyclists are now discovering the pleasures and adventures of riding gravel roads. These roads are often shady and scenic and the vehicle traffic light. You can spin at your own speed and enjoy the view. The sounds of cars and trucks speeding by are replaced by bird songs and babbling brooks.…

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Twenty-four hours — what can you do in a day? The basics — sleep, eat, exercise/work, wash up, make connections, pay your bills, run errands, clean the house, etc. — you could do all that in a day. Could you ride your mountain bike for 24 hours? Yes, that, too, is possible if you signed up f…

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Golf was featured in the Summer Olympics in 1900 and 1904. After a dispute amongst some of the Olympic officials; that was the end of it for over 100 years. But due to golf’s global popularity, a decision was made to bring golf back as part of the official program in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Sometimes, you get in a rut and forget to explore other options. Lately, I’ve been on a predictable schedule of completing my column on Thursday mornings. That means I’m always too busy on Thursdays to go on Marianne’s Thursday rides. Cycling-wise, I’ve been primarily riding my mountain bike…

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Summer has finally begun, the days are longer and the weather continues to warm up across the Mount Washington Valley which means more daylight and more opportunities to play golf and enjoy the great outdoors.