Author Archives: Paul Dorr

Connecticut, Up Hill Both Ways

Team Bowditch reached the summit of Jerimoth hill, the highest point in RI. A marker next to the road pointed us into the woods, where a cairn marks the summit. No need for hiking boots or supplemental oxygen, as the summit is only five feet above the road bed. We enjoyed the walk anyways and the chance to stretch our legs. Connecticut was just down the hill and I knew from past trips that it could be a challenge. … Continue reading

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Woonsocket Dynamites

One of the great pleasures for me when traveling is the chance to try new foods.  This is even more enjoyable when the mode of transportation is a fully loaded touring bike.  No feelings of guilt when having seconds or thirds of anything. More biscuits and gravy? Sure.  Another chicken fried steak? Bring it on.  Another serving of dynamites?   What?    Now, lest you think we have gone off the deep end,  A dynamite … Continue reading

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Kindness of Strangers

We were blessed again with a pleasant day for cycling; We made good time and decided to stop in at the Big Apple, in for a snack and a look around. The store, housed in an old barn, was full of the bounties of fall, and though apples made up the bulk of what was being sold, Acorn, butternut and blue hubard squash, as well as potatoes could be found. In a side room, filling row upon … Continue reading

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The Kancamagus

As we matched all slopes and curves, gracefully chugging along on our iron horses, what kept us driven would be the few days that we could commit to rest and amiable company. Our first stop in Haverhill, MA with Paul’s sister went well and we took advantage of their comfortable couch sections (In fact I am sure our imprints are still there). We may or may not have watched every Rambo installment our first morning. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready up in Maine

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The weeks have past and now it is just a matter of days before Jovanna, Clint and I head out on our bicycle adventure. I have gone through all my gear numerous times, cleaned and resealed the tent, repaired my thermarest mattress and countless other little tasks that must be done before starting out. In the past I have used front and rear panniers but in an effort to remove as much weight off the … Continue reading

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