School Riding

May 15th, 2016

We’ve managed to pack in a few rides home from school. This sometimes requires me to tow both bikes to the waterfront, so the girls can ride home. 

Spring Sun

April 29th, 2016

At the waterfront, Burlington, VT

Spring Riding

April 29th, 2016

We’ve rolled out first few family rides if 2016. Ava is on a new, larger 24″ ‘mountain’ bike. She will be taking a Little Bellas camp at Catamount this year.

The little one wants to ride everywhere on the tiny little wheels. She has been a trooper so far, riding farther than I imagined she would. 

We carry her and her bike on the Yuba when she gets tired. 

Both girls have been asking about Silver Lake camping and a bike trip. Ava wants to carry her own gear – she’s been eying a rack and my old panniers for her new bike. I’m excited for both of those ideas. 

Yuba to the Park

April 18th, 2016

The 4 year old is wanting to ride more, so we ventured to the park this weekend for practice. She made it most of the way… and we cargo carried her bike for a short stretch. Then she rode the whole way home.


We’ll be starting our ride into school after the spring break, and I’ll be sad when our camp / school rides end next year as both girls will be at school about ~12+ miles away from home (unless dad gets into monster shape!)

Covered Bridges of Chittenden Country

April 18th, 2016

I did a modified version of a local covered bridge loop here near Burlington, opting to park near the bridges and eliminate most of the busy pavement back and forth from home. ~26 miles, lots of dirt, and the longest ride I’ve done on any bike since… last fall?

The Roscoe (Sequin) Covered Bridge:



I ventured underneath to get a peak at the structure:



The Lewis Creek (Quinlan) Covered Bridge:


I saw quite a few folks fly fishing:


Holmes Creek Covered Bridge:


Champlain Stone

April 18th, 2016


BTV Hummingbird

April 18th, 2016


Fatbike Ride in Plainfield

January 5th, 2016

A short and sweet ride with Wil and Greg along the Wells River Rail Trail in Plainfield, VT, followed by breakfast at Positive Pie.



Winter Overnight

January 5th, 2016

No snow, but 37dF and raining when I left the car. Post holiday overnight to Silver Lake in GMNF. Walk in, in the rain. Setup camp, eat dinner, sleep. Walk out. I was at my desk working by 9:30am.


A bit cold, I pitched the BD Mega in a breezy spot. Wind howled overnight, so I blockaded myself in with my pack and camp chair. Had a fitful sleep, but it was wonderful to be outside under a nearly full moon, in the woods, completely alone.


January 5th, 2016

Snaps taking late fall, after dropping Ava off at school. Unreal fog and morning light.