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For true automotive fans, there is almost as much excitement in the pit area as there is on the track. Photo by Lans Christensen

Crowds & clouds at IMSA

LIME ROCK — Auto racing tends to go at high speed and in short bursts. The International Motor Sports Association race at Lime Rock Park last weekend follows a different format, with huge cars and top American drivers duking it out during 2 hours and 40 minutes on the track.


Patrick L. Sullivan caught a bass at a private lake that helped him understand why they’re called “largemouth.” Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

In which the wily trout continue to surprise our fly-fishing expert…

It’s baseball’s All-Star midseason break so let us take a similar look at the fly-fishing season thus far.

Much of the early going was spent on what us professional fly-fishing scribes refer to as “little blue lines” — those thin blue squiggles on the map that may or may not have a name and may or may not hold wild trout.


Christine O’Connell, left, and Cait Dunn, right, competed in the “stone put.” Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

A trip on a hot day to the Scottish Highlands at LRP

LIME ROCK — The weather wasn’t really appropriate for a Scottish festival: humidity and 90 degree temperatures aren’t really the thing for men and women wearing wool kilts and competing in trials of strength that include tossing telephone pole-sized cabers and 13-pound rocks.


An old-school bucket hat protects the neck as well as the face on a sweltering day.  Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

What the well-dressed angler is wearing

Two weeks ago, after a long, chilly, wet “spring,” it suddenly turned into summer. I dutifully folded and stored the flannels and Viyellas and big old Filson wool shirts, and dug out and hung the madras, seersucker, aloha and summery shirts.

Then the temps dropped like a tungsten head nymph tied on a jig hook. Of course.

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