Author Archives: Bob Benz

Kayaking at Burr Oak Lake …

When I sold my kayak in D.C. I knew it was a mistake. One that I just fixed. I picked up a used 17-foot Current Designs Storm via Craig’s List, and despite my concerns that it might be more kayak … Continue reading

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360 photo of the bike path …

Shot at the Eclipse Company town this afternoon during a ride the Adena Hockhocking Bike Trail. Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

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Milestone …

On Wednesday, I went for a bike ride on the Adena Hockhocking bike trail. It was about 24 miles roundtrip, but I managed to keep an average speed of 15 mph, my fastest yet. Since I started trying to get … Continue reading

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Hike around Dow Lake

I biked out to the dam at Dow Lake intending to take a quick hike on Hickory Trail. But it was a beautiful day and I felt great walking Hickory, so I decided to walk all the way around the … Continue reading

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The ever-vigilant Ozzy

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Making tracks in Wayne National Forest

I hadn’t walked the railroad tracks since I was a punk teenager who used them as a place to party, stash beer and visit friends from Wilkinsburg to Swissvale to Braddock in ’70s suburban Pittsburgh. This time was different. I was … Continue reading

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Rolling with Noah

Lara and I tried to keep up with Noah Trembly this week on the Adena Hockhocking bike trail. We rolled from West State Street Park to a few miles north of The Plains. Weather was perfect (clouds kept things cool but didn’t … Continue reading

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Stroud’s Run Vista …

The day was crap. Overcast. Cool. More March than June. Perfect day for a hike. I drove up to Stroud’s Run, where I pulled into the trailhead at White Pine Trail, which is a spur trail connecting to Vista Point Trail. … Continue reading

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The quest for pierogies …

I had to run up to Columbus to retrieve a large piece of butcher block we’re using in the kitchen of the house we just purchased in Athens, and while I was there I took advantage of an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Testing, 1, 2, 3 …

I’ve been using the Cyclemeter app to track my rides, but a recent Wall Street Journal story listed several other activity apps that are worth a look, including Trails. I like Cyclemeter, but it’s just for cycling; Trails tracks a … Continue reading

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