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  • The Farm to Fork Fondo Flag
Farm to Fork Fondo is an amazing series of bike rides that include cycling events throughout the warmer months.  Bike rides are offered in places like Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, the...
It’s been a almost year since what was probably the worst ride of my life.  Oh sure, there are those hard rides you later think of as epic, but this...
  • Gary Butcher and Andy Beedle ride the winter woods at Carvins Cove
Mountain Biking in Winter Mountain biking in winter is not the same as other seasons.  In some ways it’s better. As the wheel of my 29er dipped into the squish...
Sometimes Beer and Bikes go together very well Bath County, Va. (CarlinTheCyclist.com) —  Through some stroke of luck I have landed on the list of media people who occasionally receive...
Cycling with Sarcoidosis, and the drugs to treat it can be challenging.  Here is the story of my first year riding with this condition. Looking back on 2016, I should...
BEND ORE. (CarlinTheCyclist.com)  Usually the ride is about the ride and the beer is just a chaser, just a part of the day, the experience, the journey.  But when you...
Steam Trains, beautiful scenery and a long tunnel are all part of a ride on the Greenbrier River Trail. We took a great ride through a long and scary...
Riding in Bend When you live in the east, you pretty much only dream about riding in the west.  Oh, sure we have awesome mountain biking here — some of...
The Star City Medio Fondo What’s 7,000 feet of climbing among friends? As it turns out, too much for my legs. “You know a ‘fondo’ is a race, right?” my...
I ride the same 20-mile loop on my dinner hour 2-3 times a week during warmer weather.  This night almost ended in tragedy when my Shimano Ultegra crank simply snapped...
Genesee Cream Ale was a staple … There’s probably no brew in the nation that’s as close to 180-degrees from craft beer as Genesee Cream Ale.  When I envisioned this...
Corn.  Hay Bales. Barns.  Ahhh. The Tour de Valley It seems I never get tired of riding next to corn.  Or hay bales. The Tour de Valley, which starts and...