Category Archives: Memory Lane

Fall Gems In Pioneer Valley

I write a lot about how beautiful it is here, but this photo of the Connecticut River with the Berkshire Mountains in the background takes my breath away. I thought you might appreciate it. I took this at the Alexandra … Continue reading

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Northampton To Bernardston, MA

Thursday, July 15, 2011. Northampton, MA to Bernardston, MA. 34 miles. Finally, the morning of our departure had arrived! Avery and I had spent the last three days deciding on a route, gathering gear, and getting the bikes ready. We … Continue reading

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Avery and Mommy’s Big Adventure 2009

A Mommy and Avery Adventure story for Mother’s Day. A bike ride! A bike ride! It’s summer and Avery and Mommy must have a bike ride. But to where?  Avery usually suggests Cape Cod, and Mommy shivers at the thought … Continue reading

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Winter Dreams Bring Thoughts of Spring

Here we are in mid-winter, a new year’s beginning. Time to think of places to ride! Where in the world? There are so many places I’d like to explore on my bike. Dream rides include a trip along El Camino … Continue reading

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Solo Bike Touring – A Long Night

‘I can do this, I really can.’ All through that night in the tent, I repeated that mantra hoping it would help me fall asleep. Really, there was little choice. I had ridden my bike the 49 miles from my … Continue reading

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Quinn’s Tri-State Triumph

“Mommy, make sure my bike is ready to go when I get back from camp!” Those were 10 year-old Quinn’s parting words to me as I dropped him off for his time at camp this past summer. Every summer, I … Continue reading

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Summer Joy

Every summer, I take each of my sons on a cycling trip with me. I love this special time with them. We can enjoy each other’s company without rushing for a schedule. Going on our bikes means we can stop … Continue reading

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