The Roads Less (not) Traveled

Jun 11, 2013 View Comments by

Anyone following my blogs knows by now that I’ll take a good dirt road over tarmac any time, and I feel that we’ve got some of the best right here in southern Ohio. A lesser known fact is that a fair number of the “roads” still shown on county maps exist in a completely unmaintained […]

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“Haunted” Marietta

Apr 30, 2013 View Comments by

Word count requirements are a reality of writing, and although I’d rather trim words than add them, sometimes the cuts are deeper than I’d like. Such was the case in my recent Haunted Ohio article. After submitting what I felt was the minimum of necessary information, I still needed to ax well over a thousand […]

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Tis’ the Seasons

Dec 24, 2012 View Comments by

I can’t believe December has rolled around again already. The countdown to Christmas has begun, and there’s barely time to finish up remaining fall lawn chores, get the house decorated for the holidays, and finish (or perhaps start) shopping for gifts. And which of these daunting tasks did I tackle today? Sorry, but with temperatures […]

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The Best of Both

Sep 11, 2012 View Comments by

Have you ever had one of those “perfect” days on a bike…one that you’ll remember for years? My wife Sharon and I had one last weekend when we joined some friends, John and Martha, for a mix of possibly the best dirt and paved roads that Ohio has to offer. We started things off by […]

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First Road Enduro

May 31, 2012 View Comments by

Always up for something different, I just completed my first road enduro recently. Road enduros involve navigating a mix of paved and secondary roads from a charted route, the goal being to maintain a certain average speed the entire route. All navigation must be from the chart, with no GPS units allowed. Various checkpoints, where […]

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