The Tour de Donut

Entries are open for a very cool event in Ohio. The Tour de Donut. I rode in this “race” last year and had a blast. I rode the 16-mile route. I finished in about the middle of my class, as expected, and toward the back of the pack of all riders, also as expected. I…

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How to change a bicycle innertube

Here in southeastern Indiana we’re having a bit of ping-pong weather–it’s going back and forth between deep cold and reasonably close to spring. This has spurred me on to clean up my gear and prep it for the upcoming warm weather. My bike had a couple of flats that I needed to attend to. I’m…

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I have been, and always shall be, your friend.

  Cat’s Cradle’s Beaufort “Beau” July 8, 2000 – October 2, 2012 I have been, and always shall be, your friend.   In the fall of 2000 I proudly announced the addition to my crew of a little blue-eyed Catahoula puppy. Over the years I’ve shared stories and pictures of our trips through this blog,…

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Nora’s F.A.T.T. Hike

Somehow I completely missed posting this here. My friend Nora is out thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer. She is hiking in memory of her mother’s values and to raise money for blood cancer research. Check out her blog and join me in vicariously hiking the AT.

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EveryTrail App

I’ve been out walking the world a bit and haven’t posted in several months. One of the things I’ve discovered very recently is a cool mobile app called EveryTrail. This app tracks your trip (hike, bike, paddle, etc.) via your mobile device’s GPS and allows you to do things such as make maps, add photos,…

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Irish Soda Bread

It’s a bit cooler in my neck of the woods, so I turned to a favorite recipe of mine to chase away the dampness. My mom’s recipe for Irish Soda Bread. It’s easy, tasty, and keeps well for a few days (well, if you don’t eat it all first). I like it with stew or…

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Paracord Leashes

I was recently at a show where a little boy was selling some really cool paracord show leads. I bought one (orange and black, naturally) and really like it. A friend bought a pink and black one, then commented that she’d like one much longer for obedience. I studied the construction a bit and came…

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Ranger at the NWDA Nationals

A few weeks back I decided to make the trip to the National Working Dog Association National Weight Pull as Ranger had qualified to attend when he pulled in Michigan at the beginning of November. We loaded up and traveled from Indiana to Pennsylvania to compete, where Ranger earned two 2nd place finishes in his…

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