Hidden in Suburbia 2011 (Part Eight): Secret Meadow

The largest undeveloped parcel of land within my Hidden in Suburbia range has long eluded me, as its perimeters are rendered formidable for three reasons: A good portion of its boundaries are defined by bogs and swamps that are beyond Trusty Steed’s capabilities. Most of the non-aquatic segments of its boundaries are blocked from easy … Continue reading Hidden in Suburbia 2011 (Part Eight): Secret Meadow

Hidden in Suburbia 2011 (Part Seven): Racetracks

In the early years of my adolescence, dirt-biking was a big part of my life and lifestyle. My friends and I would strip perfectly good road-bikes down to remove any civilizing or sissifying elements (you know, things like safety reflectors, baskets, mud-guards, or brakes) and then take them back into the woods to jump ridiculously … Continue reading Hidden in Suburbia 2011 (Part Seven): Racetracks

Hidden in Suburbia 2011 (Part Four): Industry

One of the most impressive things, for me, about riding and hiking into woods around my home is the ability to stand in, on, or near some truly historic industrial artifacts. The most obvious of these (well, relatively speaking, anyway) are probably the abandoned locks of the Erie and Champlain canals that stand, completely landlocked, … Continue reading Hidden in Suburbia 2011 (Part Four): Industry