Seize the Day

Seize the Day

When you have 50-degree days in November, you have to seize the day and ride as much as possible. This weekend Zelda and I covered a lot of ground. Not fast — we didn’t hunt, but we hacked on our local trails yesterday and today went out to trail ride with friends today. How glorious […]

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The Cry of the Wild

Barred Owl

At this time of year, the barred owls are very vocal. One of my favorite things to do, when riding in the late afternoon is follow their calls and try to find them. This is a somewhat futile endeavor, as they are difficult to spot, especially at dusk, but when there are two owls calling […]

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The best view

The Best View

After a long, stressful week with too much work, election stresses, and not enough time for fun, this is the best view ever. Last Friday we had four inches of snow. This Friday it was 72 degrees out. I’ll take it. While the snow decimated the fall foliage, there were still enough leaves this afternoon […]

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The Spectacle that is Fall in New England

The spectacle that is fall

Although I hate the fact that darkness is falling earlier every day, drastically reducing my ability to ride (and work), on a sunny day in the spectacle that is fall in New England is breathtaking. Zelda loves the fall because it means that I stop and take pictures. She pretends to be looking, too, but […]

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The Bugs are gone

The bugs are gone

Why am I smiling? The bugs are finally gone. The deer flies, which make riding a miserable experience during the summer, have vanished, along with the super high temperatures and humidity. Finally a day when I could meet up with friends and enjoy a summer ride. Zelda was glad to have the company. She was […]

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A Mother’s Day Ride

Mother's Day Ride

This is the first time in eight years that I’ve enjoyed a Mother’s Day Ride. For the past eight years, I’ve spent Mother’s Day at crew regattas, cheering one of my kids on. It’s become a tradition. However, with both my kids living away and my daughter’s crew season cancelled, today was a good day […]

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The Trail Wars have Begun

Trail wars created by manure

In the town next to mine, a rail trail recently opened — and now the trail wars have begun. With non-essential business and schools closed, traffic on all the trails has increased significantly. My daughter and I walked a couple of miles on this section of the rail-trail last week and decided it was a […]

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Some wet saddle blankets

After rolling

We’ve had a few nice warm days and it’s been time to start Zelda back into regular work. When it’s in the 50s, you don’t want to¬† miss the opportunity to be outside in the sun. Not that she agrees. Yesterday, we had a few, well, disagreements about her work ethic. We had been out […]

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