Monthly Archives: May 2015

Trip Log – Day 21 –Altoona, PA to Johnstown, PA

Miles Today: 46 Miles to Date: 1,209 May 26, 2015 – Overcast, 65 degrees I rose early to tackle the Allegheny Ridge, the steep incline that differentiates the Allegheny Mountains to the east and the Allegheny Plateau to the west. … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Josh Trought of D Acres Farm, Dorchester, NH

Dinner at D Acres Permaculture Farm in Dorchester, NH is an informal, collective affair. When the bell rings, quests and staff arrive at the dining area as they can. I was midway through a delicious meal when Josh Trought, founder … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 20 – State College, PA to Altoona, PA

Miles Today: 42 Miles to Date: 1,163 May 25, 2015 – Sunny, 80 degrees   I got on the road before eight for a sweet ride to Altoona. Even on short days, clocking miles in the morning is always best. … Continue reading

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Profile Response – Muhidin Libah of SBCMALA, Lewiston, ME

SBCMALA (Somali Bantu Community of Lewiston, Maine) occupies two rooms on the fifth floor of a tall, aging office building on a corner in downtown Lewiston, Maine. Muhidin Libah, Executive Director shares the back office with the raw materials and … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 19 – Williamsport, PA to State College, PA

Miles Today: 68 Miles to Date: 1,121 May 24, 2015 – Sunny, 70 degrees   Today was a perfect cycling day over three rigorous, densely forested mountains, separated by broad, fertile valleys. Flags flew everywhere. Rhododendrons were in full bloom. … Continue reading

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Profile Reponse – Chuck Hayes, CEO of MaineGeneral Medical Center

As Chuck Hayes, CEO of MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, tours me through MGMC’s new hospital, he has one very specific response to how we will live tomorrow: “As of July 1, the hospital will stop selling soda. That … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 18 – Elmira, NY to Williamsport, PA

Miles Today: 77 Miles to Date: 1,053 May 23, 2015 – Sunny, 60 degrees   I woke up this morning thinking about my father. It was inevitable that the old man would settle in for entire day I was headed … Continue reading

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