A Year of Recognition

I’m typically modest and don’t intend to boast, but wanted to share three recent awards. American Trails‘ “Outstanding Trail Leaders” award recognizes “compelling and significant contributions to the trails movement in their states…” Movement? OK, I suppose it is. The award was via a nomination from New York State Parks.…

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Trail Advocate of the Year

I managed to get selected by vote I suppose, and I think it would be Advocates, not Advocate, but whatever, thank you nonetheless. I have enjoyed my Kitsbow kit, except the wool, I passed that on to someone else. Trail Advocate of the Year https://www.kitsbow.com/pages/trail-advocate-of-the-year MEET YOUR TOP TRAIL ADVOCATES…

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A Day in the Life of…

I have enjoyed some of this builder’s trails and this piece about him recently: A Day in the Life of a Mountain Bike Trail Builder Perhaps one day I will leave a memo deeper than the one below on a typical day in my trail building and layout life thus…

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IMBA’s Future

IMBA has had some issues lately, not the least of which was their stance on Wilderness. They expand on their decision here. Bike Mag recently published a good piece on the future of IMBA’s “footing.” Perhaps in part due to the San Diego Mountain Biking Association, and not long after,…

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The Science of Hiking

Harvard physician Paul Dudley White, the ‘father of American cardiology’, believed that a brisk, five mile walk every day is as good a remedy for a restless mind as anything the worlds of medicine and psychology have to offer. Many literary notables, from Charles Dickens to Will Self, have written…

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