The Always Answer: Ride

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Bike | No Comments
The Always Answer: Ride

“Why?” Who cares why! Not everything needs explaining. Not everything needs reasons. Sometimes a thing is just worth doing. And I’ve made the choice that bikepacking is one of those things.

I Have Seen the Future

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Bike | No Comments
I Have Seen the Future

I want to ride my bike across towering mountain ranges and endless, empty deserts. I want to follow rutted dirt roads through thick pine forests until they become smooth dirt roads that glide across wavy farm land. I want to dodge thunder storms and eat greasy food at barely-there diners in towns with populations that could all fit on a school bus. I want to ride my bike from dark to dark.

Try Try Again

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Bike | 3 Comments

I guess I’ll need to show up next year to the Crusher and try try again.

Dirt Roadie

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Bike, Outdoor | No Comments
Dirt Roadie

An ode to dirt roads

Hiking Utah’s Grand Gulch

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Outdoor | 2 Comments

“Sign here. And here. And one more, here.” The Ranger smiled reluctantly. He glanced nervously at the four boys, ages 9 through 11, that we dragged into the station with us. “You watched the video already?” he asked. We had. “You remember the rules about the artifacts and the ruins?” We did. “Tie the permit to your pack. Good luck.”

The 2014 Breck Epic

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Bike | 2 Comments
The 2014 Breck Epic

What’s the best bike race you’ve ever done? Now do it every day for a week. That’s the Breck Epic.

Legs Don’t Lie

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Bike | One Comment
Legs Don’t Lie

Loose gravel covered the washboard filled road. Unchecked sunshine baked the surface. A small placard on the side of the road read “1 mile to KOM” The grade steepened. My heart weakened.

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