The Tour Divide That Never Was

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Bike, Bikepacking | 2 Comments
The Tour Divide That Never Was

A taste of summer floated through the air, sweet and warm. Green nubs sprang to life on the branches of the aspen trees. Tiny wildflowers grinned skyward, covering the green meadows in patches of yellow, blue, and white. The mountains sighed in relief. Another winter was breaking. Snowy cirques melted into frigid run-off that splashed its […]

2017 Tour Divide Gear List

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Bike, Bikepacking | No Comments
2017 Tour Divide Gear List

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.

Demons and The Divide

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Bike, Bikepacking | 4 Comments
Demons and The Divide

We set out on a week long journey to discover something about the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Of course, what I discovered had less to do with the ups and downs of the road, and more to do with my own personal demons.

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