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John Yonkers
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Recharge
I took a birthday trip up to Copper Harbor, seemingly the end of the Earth. People asked why I would go there to celebrate my birthday. Well.. To sleep under the stars and hear the world. To listen to the water and watch the clouds march across the sky. To ...

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I Got Fat
While living in Ann Arbor I got hooked on biking. It's where I developed my passion for bike commuting, gravel riding, and mountain biking. However, the one type of biking that I never got into down there, due partly to a lack of riding space, was the fat b...

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Heritage Trail
I've signed up for the Iron Range Roll, a point to point fun race from Ishpeming to Marquette. It's my first sanctioned race of any kind. From what I have read, the race is all down hill; sixteen miles downhill. In preparation I have been riding it backward...

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Gratefulness
While out riding tonight I was listening to TED Radio Hour. The theme was happiness: what it means; how to achieve it; and the science behind it. All of the speakers made insightful points. However, Monk, David Steindl-Rast made the biggest impression on me...

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I've found my human nature
When I was a Troll I regularly peeped Aaron Peterson's social media outlets. He does most of the Marquette area tourism work. His work also regularly makes its way into many of the magazines that find their way onto my coffee table. (http://aaronpeterson.ph...

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Stripping for Lake Pike
The pike and walleye season opened up in the Upper Peninsula on Friday. I have been waiting for this season to open up since moving here. I have been reading old fishing reports and talking to locals every chance I get in order to hone in on a perfect spot ...

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A Winter's Worth of Cross Country Skiing
The snow has only been gone for a few weeks, but I already miss it. I always get this feeling; Spring's coming doesn't fill me with the same sense of rebirth that others get. The ability to move around more easily is appreciated, however I don't long for th...

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Demo Days at Schultz
I biked into Ypsi to check out Demo Days at Schultz Outfitters on Saturday. I had the chance to meet Cam Mortenson of  The Fiberglass Manifesto  . He put on a great presentation about glass rods. I am definitely in the market for a new piece of glass now. V...

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Huron River Bass Fishing
I brought my kayaks down to Ann Arbor a few weeks ago. Living as close to the river as we do we should have brought them down years ago. Going out for a paddle is a great way to unwind after a day at work. It's tranquil, smooth, and  The boats also allow me...

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Spring Bass in Southeast Michigan
Spring fishing is turning up to 11 on the Huron. I have been doing well with clouser minnows, woolly buggers, and leaches. I hear that the hatch may be on. Time to bring out the big bugs. -j
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