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Category: Get Out Go Wild

Oak Seedlings

photo and text by Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall These are not ferns or any other low growing ground cover. Rather they are oak seedlings. The result of last year’s massive acorn drop. I read somewhere that oak trees plan this. They go a 4 or 5 years without producing many acorns, […]

First Trip To Baxter

video by Jim Dugan

We All Have Our Reasons: #26

Did you know that the North American Wife Carrying Competition takes place every year at Sunday River? 

On The Lake

by Polly Saltonstall Maine Boats Homes & Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall rows a shell on Megunticook lake in Camden. This is from a day in November: “Two loons followed me for a bit before diving under. Otherwise the only motion on the lake this morning were the puddles made by my oars and the wake […]

Empress Of The Innertube

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson Somehow, with all the miles I’ve put on in the last 7 years, I’ve only had one flat tire, and at the time I was only a mile away from my destination so I hitched a ride back and let some guy deal with it. See, as independent as I am, I […]

The Long Run

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson This is the big weekend, long bike Saturday followed by long run Sunday. I have a rigorous week to come, but then my taper starts. All the hay is in the barn, as they say. Oh shit, I say. This is as good as I’m going to get. I will have to […]

An Independence Day Parade Sandwich

iron mantra by Shannon Thompson Three weeks to race day, my last long ride. With my late start on training, I’ve been building volume unusually quickly, paying extra attention to my body and crossing fingers and toes that I don’t get injured. Coach Scott had me scheduled for a 5-hour ride, but I felt I needed […]

112 Miles, Bangor & Back

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson Bike ride to Bangor @scsmaine #paulbunyan #feltbicycles #longride #ironmantraining #sidecountrysports

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