Rides

Scared out of my wits yet again



Nature is taking it’s toll on me. Just one day after nearly losing my life to nature’s most ferocious mammal, I suffered yet another fright. This one probably took a half dozen […]

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Smokey the BEAR



I think it was the legendary Indian chief, Pocahontas, who named the southern Appalachians the GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS. In all their majesty and natural beauty, with awe inspiring whispy blue clouds surrounding seemingly […]

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Attention Passengers:



It’s mid-August. Blog postings are becoming more and more sporatic. Coincidence? Nope. Perhaps it’s due to the recent eastern heatwave, although I doubt it. Much more likely is that after months of […]

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Two True and Unimportant Stories



…Or perhaps they’re more observations than stories, per se.  Anyway here they are: One, I’m again in the surprisingly sleek and modern Detroit Airport as I am returning to Asheville, NC. I […]

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Ads Ads Ads



According to Consumer Reports, “The average American is exposed to 247 commercial messages each day.” That seems like a low-ball estimate because I’m quite sure that the average Tour de France viewer on […]

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Playing Catch Up



Geezum crow I’ve been busy lately! To bring you up to the absolute present, and then we’ll backtrack a bit, I went on a bike ride today with forecasted 30% chance of […]

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exit17's Top 5



http://exit17.net/wp/?p=549 The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic just completed it’s 49th annual running of the race. My my, that’s an impressive stat, considering a race like last year’s US Open failed after just one […]

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Precipitation



At Fitchburg, when it rains it pours. Literally. At least that holds true for the opening stage of the 49th annual Fitchburg Longsjo Classic. The day started out with picture perfect weather […]

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