White Mountains Bike Touring | Trip Report (3/4)

Day 2 | White Mountains Bike Tour Waking up without an alarm is always the best part about camping. Unfortunately, I forgot that  I wasn’t on a camping trip and that I still had almost 90 miles left to ride on the bike tour. Ahead of us, was still a long climb up to Pinkham Notch where we’d try to hike up to Mount Washington, a hike people usually take their entire day to complete. But we didn’t have an entire day to dedicate to the hike, but instead it was only going to be a small part of a very long …

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White Mountains Bike Touring | Trip Report (2/4)

Day 1 | White Mountains Bike Tour We started the morning off by rolling out of our hammocks we slept in the night before, headed back down the trail to the Franconia Notch Trailhead Parking lot where we would get our bikes ready for the tour. I made Eddie and I both a couple of bland breakfast burritos to eat. We stuffed all our belongings into the saddle bags and strapped everything to our bikes. I made sure to put all my candy and granola bars in my frame bag for easy access on the ride. It wasn’t raining yet, which …

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White Mountains Bike Touring | Trip Report (1/4)

The Idea | White Mountains Bike Tour There came a point, some time last year in 2017, when I no longer wanted to just read  about those epic adventures and sufferfests that I kept seeing all over the internet. But I couldn’t quit my job and just go backpacking in the mountains for a month, or ride my bike across the country. Even though I would love to. What was I going to do? All I knew was that I wanted to push my limits, both physically and mentally.  After throwing around some ideas  that definitely involved a bike, I settled on …

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Feiyu Tech 3-Axis Wearable Gimbal Stabilizer | Mountain Bike Review & Unboxing

After getting a few rides in with this Gimbal, I sat down to review the pros & cons of the Feiyu Tech FY-WG 3-Axis Wearable Gimbal Stabilizer for Gopro HERO 4, 3+ and 3. It is an absolutely incredible & necessary piece of filming equipment for those looking to get solid footy from their rides out on the trails and beyond. First off, the gimbal does exactly what is expected of it. It keeps all the footy buttery smooth no matter if you are turning hard into berms, flying off jumps, crushing rock gardens, or what ever the trail could …

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The Foster 100 | Sponsoring Service Dogs for Veterans

Each September, for the past 3 years now, a group of cyclists have come together to ride their bicycles 100 miles from Philadelphia, PA to Cape May, NJ for the annual Foster 100. Grinding out 100 miles on a bike is very very tough, but it is far from the difficulties our veterans face in combat when serving our country. These struggles can even become even more difficult when they return home. Which is why Team Foster is sponsoring service dogs to partner veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). My brother-in-law, Nick Liermann and …

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Downhill Mountain Biking: Thunder Mountain Bike Park

Before this day, the extent of my mountain biking experience was a few steeper trails in Connecticut. And like you probably could have guessed, wasn’t that difficult of terrain. But hey! It looked like an awesome time and the expectation lived up to the experience! A few minutes on google leads me to a new mountain up in Massachusetts, Thunder Mountain Bike park at the Berkshire East Ski Resort. None of my friends had any interest in doing some lift-access mountain biking, when excuses ranged from, “I don’t have the right bike for it” to “It sounds dangerous and I …

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Top Notch Triathlon: Up a Mountain

The Top Notch Triathlon, one of my favorite weekends of the year. A group of our friends drives up to the beautiful Pearl Lake in New Hampshire to stay for the weekend. The triathlon itself isn’t even the focal point of the weekend, but it is so much fun You’re probably wondering how the hell could a triathlon be fun. It’s a team tri, so only one person has to do each leg of the triathlon, but it’s just enough activity that we all consider ourselves Triathletes. My friends have been doing this for 6 years, and this was only …

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