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Share the Road: Three simple rules for drivers

A few years ago, Cycling Scotland launched a new campaign launched a campaign designed to help raise awareness and educate drivers on cycling safety. Part of the campaign, “Treat Cyclists Like a Horse” used humor to communicate three simple rules all drivers should know: slow down treat them with care give them their space on […]
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Making ready for Rasputitsa

After a long weekend watching lacrosse games, my wife and I snuck off for a few hours on Sunday to check our equipment and clothing in preparation for next weekend’s Rasputitsa Gravel Road Race. Inspired by photos of mud, gravel, and snow, we went hunting for conditions similar to those found on the unsanctioned gravel […]
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Making a PMC Tribute Bracelet

As I raised money for my first Pan-Mass Challenge ride, I promised to carry the names of loved ones touched by cancer with me during the two-day, two hundred mile ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown. But as the donations and the names rolled in, I realized I had a dilemma – how would I carry […]
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Share the Road: Bike lanes & right turns

Continuing our “Share the Road” series of favorite articles, videos and other sites providing helpful information for both riders and drivers, we found a great explanation from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition on how to turn right when there is a bicycle lane (avoiding accidents and arguments). Pass along this tip – together we can ride, and […]
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Fat Bike Family Vacation: Pictures

Like most families, capturing moments during vacations is important to us – and particularly challenging when the entire family is on fat bikes! During our week-long fat bike family vacation, we relied on a combination of cameras to document our adventures: GoPro Session Mounted on the front of my bicycle, we set this compact, waterproof […]
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Fat Bike Family Vacation: What we wore

Keeping riders warm, but not too warm, was our goal when planning our wardrobe for the week. When riding in the cold, the key is layering and remembering that it is better to have too many layers, rather than too few. We also focused our attention on keeping the core and the extremities warm, while […]
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Fat Bike Family Vacation: Packing

Over February vacation, Steve the Bike Guy and family went on week long fat bike vacation. Now, I’m sharing tips from our trip. The first challenge of our fat bike winter vacation? Packing. Or, more specifically, figuring out how to pack all the items – bikes, clothing, bike equipment, and people – into our Volkswagen Tiguan. […]
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Taking on her first PMC

On August 6th and 7th, my wife will be joining 6,000 riders for the 37th annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a fundraiser benefiting adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. Having started off the year by participating in “The Resolution by PMC,” Kristin is now focused on two […]
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Love the ride. Need the run.

Nearly three weeks after falling in a terrain park (a “kiddie” terrain park, as my husband likes to remind me) and bruising my ribs, I am working my way back into a regular schedule of riding and running. During my post-recovery rides, I have been reminded how much I love to ride. I love the […]
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Mud hunting with my fat bike

With the snow melting, the sun shining and Steve at the Studio, I (Kristin) decided to take Esbee (my Minnesota 2.0 fat bike from Framed) out and about to see how the trails around our house and at Ashland State Park had fared after the winter. What I found was a little bit of everything […]
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