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You want a bike that will go wherever you want. Choose from our trail-tested models 1. Norco Fluid 4 ($1,940; 33 lbs) Of the bikes we tested, this ride rates as the best bang for your buck. Clipped into the Fluid, we...
I just got back from a fundraising paddle down the Zumbro River in Minnesota. The Zumbro was definitely a scenic paddle, a waterway twisting its way through a wooded valley and cutting through Minnesota's farm country; lots of swifts but...
No canoe trip in Algonquin for me this weekend, Not even beer drinking in the backyard. I'm paddling the mighty Zumbro River, near Rochester, Minnesota. Don't have a clue about the river but a few months ago I received a...
I've met a lot of people during my speaking tour this spring and I have routinely wrote down some unique individuals in my journal who gave me inspiration while chatting with them about . Here's one. I met Andrew McMartin...
Canadian Outdoor Equipment in Mississauga is one really cool store. It has all those neat outdoor items that you usually don't see at the regular outfitters, from mocassins to various fire starters to high quality axes and wool clothing. I...
Another successfull Wilderness Clean-Up weekend. I'll send out all the details when we get them in, but the project had participants across the globe. Our Kawartha group cleaned up Cold and Cox Lake. Most of the sites weren't too bad...
This weekend is wilderness clean-up weekend. I've helped canoeing enthusiast, Nancy Maddock, for a couple of years now with The Great Wilderness Clean-up. A few years back she began a volunteer-based canoe route clean-up project in Algonquin park (hauling out 100...
Here's the lastest on Palmerfest - to be held on Mother's Day: Yes we know our new paddling festival is on Mother's Day weekend, but what could be better for your mom (or mother of your children) than a paddling weekend...
Life with a four year old is never dull. Take last week for example. I was doing a number of live radio interviews for my Wilderness Pleasures book, averaging one or two every morning. How my wife and I worked...
I just read Hap Wilson's new book and found it a very good read. My wife made the claim this morning that it has to be, joking that it only took me a couple of days to finish, unlike the...
Trout season opens soon. This is a sport I was raised on. And it was what introduced me to canoeing, At an early age (12) I figured it was the canoe that could get me into some major trout water.
It's my last week at Sir Sandford Fleming College for this semester. I teach here part time, and subsequently get laid off until more hours become open in the fall (I hope). It sounds odd but I really look forward to...
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