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Don't wait until you are Older

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  Freezing atop Pikes Peak 14,115ft "I hope to do that someday," said my customer. This man was in his mid-fifties, overweight with looming medical problems. He was repeating a mantra that had no doubt stuck in his head most of his life, the idea of someday. I had told him the story of how my wife and I traveled across America and his eyes opened wide with wonder. My name is Alex, I'm a former adventure writer who currently works as an airport shuttle driver. I talk to hundreds of travelers every year. I get to hear their stories and I tell them mine. This man's story stuck with me because it seemed so sad. Let's call him Carl, not his real name. Carl is obsessed with stability. "Well, you've got to have a stable job and benefits so that you can have health care and someday retire... and then start living." Really? Carl's story is typical of many of the people I grew up with in Massachusetts. They were focused on stability, income, benefits and m

My New Sport - The Highland Games

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After decades of crazy adventures and the stories that followed I have finally settled down into a more relaxed lifestyle. This change was a long time in the coming. My adopted father, Kevin Hutchinson, sr. passed away on May 1st, 2017 and since then I have lost the compulsion to prove myself to others. This revelation freed my mind and humbled my expectations. However, I'm still an adventurer at heart. In the summer of 2018 I discovered Scottish Athletics. Having found my people it was time to take up a sport with the intention of simply enjoying a sense of community. In January of 2019 I competed at my first games in Sarasota, Florida. It was a chilly morning for Florida, about 50 degrees. I was part of the young masters 40-49 group. There were nine events, some of which I had never tried before. My goals were simple: 1. Don't kill anyone by accident and 2. Don't get hurt. Both goals were achieved. How did I do? Who cares! I had fun and that is all that ma

Rusty Gold from your Favorite Writer

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Get some rusty gold from your favorite fiction writer. Many of you know of Alex's more recent books about the sport of mountain biking but the Hutchinson library started back in 2004. It consists of several titles that cover a variety of subjects all of which were driven by his real life adventures. Take a peek at the list below to find a flavor that suites your palette. Enjoy! Twisted Trails : Award winning stories about the joy of cycling. This is his most successful title due to the love shared by mountain bikers around the world. Better yet, it costs only .99 cents on Kindle . Twisted Trails: Least of the Beast : The future of mountain biking is a crazy place full of tiny engines and paths that cross the country. Read about it for the discount rate of .99 cents on Kindle . Purple State : Do you love political conspiracies? Two real life elections in Florida were the inspiration for this tale of murder, cover-ups and election fraud. Again for only .99 ce

Twisted Trails Sells 600 Copies!

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The New Year has begun with two round numbers that make me smile. The first is that the Twisted Trails Series has sold 600 copies. These two books, made up of short stories about mountain biking have taken on a life of their own. Despite a lack of commercial backing, people who love the sport keep finding these books on Amazon and enjoying them. The second number is 1,200. This is the total number of books sold since I starting my writing career in 2003. Virgin Gloves, a boxing novel, was my first story. For more than a decade it was my best selling title. It was only recently that Twisted Trails passed it in sales and reviews. To be honest I don't know what the future holds for this series or for my writing. I'm currently concentrating on my day job and new responsibilities. Should a unique song find rhythm in my heart you can be certain I will give it a chance to sing.

The Perfect Gift for Mountain Bikers

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Paperback copies of the Original Twisted Trails have spiked in sales over the last few weeks in anticipation of the Christmas season. With this in mind we want to remind shoppers that Twisted Trails: Least of the Beast is also available in paperback. To sweeten the deal, we have dropped the price of the second book from $8.99 to $6.99. The Beast has received powerful reviews and is a must read for any modern mountain biker. Start shopping now at  Amazon.com  

Least of the Beast comes to Kindle Unlimited

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The second book in the Twisted Trails mountain bike series takes its place on the largest and fastest growing e-book program in the world. For only $9.99 a month readers can download from over 1 million titles. The variety and quality of the books continues to rise with each passing year. The original Twisted Trails found great success here among its many readers. Now Least of the Beast has been added to this magnificent catalog. Sign up now! Get your download of Twisted Trails: Least of the Beast

MTB Stories for .99 cents - Offer is almost over!

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If you enjoyed the award winning mountain bike book Twisted Trails , now you can get the sequel for only 99 cents on Kindle. In Least of the Beast, the story picks up twenty years after the original with glimpses of the future of mountain biking. You will meet new characters, see new technology and revisit the perils of this exciting sport. This is a limited time offer!   On Nov 19th, 2016 the Beast returns to its standard price so get your download now. Twisted Trails: Least of the Beast (Kindle Offer)