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Bikes and Beers: Frederick

Bikes and Beers: Frederick

Last Saturday, April 27, 2019, I completed my second Bikes and Beers supported bike ride in the beautiful rolling hills of Frederick, Maryland (actually, the ride itself is pretty flat). I like these organized group rides because the organizers do a good job of getting enthusiastic cyclists out on the road while also encouraging proper cycling etiquette. People from all walks of life come to these rides, from the kitted-up cyclist with a $10,000 bike, to someone like me, to…

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The Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage

I’ve devoted a lot of space on this blog to travel reports or hiking. But the “pedals” part of Pedals and Pathways is sometimes missing. I ride a bike too, although I am never sure what to call myself: a cyclist? No, I don’t wear those color-coordinated kits and I’m not actually very fast. A biker? That seems more like a motorcyclist. More often than not, I’ve been a rail trail rider.  I dig a good rail trail, and it…

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Welcome 2018

Welcome 2018

I come back to this quiet space to find a lot of spam comments about Cialis and Viagra. Well, I don’t need those. Not right now. I did want to write down some thoughts about last year, and some ideas for this one. I find New Year’s Resolutions just as cheesy as the next person, but it helps to have some inspiration. A goal, an incentive, something to challenge myself or look forward to. Or maybe both. In 2017, I…

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Trip Report: Pine Creek Rail Trail

Trip Report: Pine Creek Rail Trail

The Trail The Pine Creek Rail Trail is a 62-mile long rail trail in north central Pennsylvania. It runs approximately from Stokesdale, near Wellsboro, in the north to Jersey Shore in the south, with a barely noticeable downhill grade. The trail follows valleys of the Appalachian Mountains, and the northernmost section follows the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. The Jersey Shore, Pine Creek, and Buffalo Railway was constructed around 1883, in response to a need for…

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Trip Report: Wisconsin Bike 4 Trail System

Trip Report: Wisconsin Bike 4 Trail System

“Do not return for a second view of the green pasture, for there is none. Either falling water has dried it out, or rising water has scoured the bar to its original austerity of clean sand. But in your mind you may hang up your picture, and hope that in some other summer the mood to paint may come upon the river.” – Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac The Motivation I’m a rider who prefers bike trails over road…

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