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Mt. Greylock by Bike
Fresh rolling on our new Salsa Mukluks, and fearing that winter would never come, Pat and I set off on the search for our first snow ride. There was a light dusting in our area so we thought that certainly the highest peak in Massachusetts would have some snow that stuck around. We weren't disappointed.

I started the planning. Scoping out the moun...
Dirt Roads of Putnam County
“Damn man, you rode up here from Garrison?” The young guys loading mountain bikes into their pickup bed look at me like I have a screw loose, which I might. We’re in a small dirt pull-off at the base of a Class 4 road, and I’m riding what is technically a road bike. 

I nod and laugh. I’ve been climbing steadily for the past few hours and have pu...
Charting Unknown Territory: NH to MA
Planning a Trip
This has begun to feel like old hat.  Sometime during the week, I tell Jonathan that I have nothing planned for the upcoming weekend or he says, “bikepack this weekend?” And next thing you know, we’re knee deep in elephants, as the saying goes (that’s not a saying).  This time was no ...
Bikepacking: An Introduction
I had just begun to dabble in the weird world of mountain biking when I agreed to a 40-mile roundtrip overnight on a packed mountain bike.  Up until May of this year, I was growing as a road cyclist and had no interest in the seeming perversity that leads people to ride bikes off-road.  For me, road biking plays into my love of planning and predict...