2017 Tour Divide Gear List

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Bike, Bikepacking | No Comments

My 2017 Tour Divide Gear List

Brains, Legs, and the Tour Divide

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Bike, Bikepacking | 4 Comments
Brains, Legs, and the Tour Divide

I’ll continue to plan and and to study. I’ll keep riding my bike. And I’ll keep preparing for the countless what-ifs and could-bes. I’ll keep imagining riding through the highs, the lows, and the flat pavement in between.

Salt, Sand, and Stagecoach Trails

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Bike, Bikepacking | 4 Comments
Salt, Sand, and Stagecoach Trails

As miserable as I felt, I had been worse before. Yeah, it was hot. I was thirsty. But I was healthy. The bike was working well enough. Even if I didn’t find water, I had drunk enough to live for a few more hours. Dire, yes. But not DIRE. Nevertheless, I contemplated looking for a shady tree to die under.

The Tour Divide is Simple

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Bike, Bikepacking | 2 Comments
The Tour Divide is Simple

The Tour Divide will be simple. Not easy. Not easy, at all. But simple.

All the Way to Antelope Wells

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Bike, Bikepacking | No Comments
All the Way to Antelope Wells

The only way to Antelope Wells is forward. And the only way forward, is to keep pedaling.

2016: In Photos

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Bike, Photos | No Comments
2016: In Photos

Looking back at 2016.

Smoke, Fire, Rain, and Snow

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Bike | 2 Comments
Smoke, Fire, Rain, and Snow

A surprisingly relaxed group of bikepackers sat around tables eating, drinking, swapping stories. The start of the 2016 Smoke N Fire was just hours away. Rain was in the forecast. But nobody seemed too worked up about it. The mood helped me relax. 470 miles of unknown dirt was in the immediate future. What was there to be nervous about?

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