Arizona (s)Trippin’

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Bike | 3 Comments
Arizona (s)Trippin’

I could have spent Friday night watching college basketball, or at dinner with my wife. I could have been warm, comfortable, and entertained. That’s how my colleagues, friends, and most everybody else spent the evening. But not me. Instead, Ty and I were riding our bikes through the dark, cold, high desert, and into unknown […]

Bikepacking Gear Bonanza

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Bike, Outdoor | 17 Comments

Where does a 470-mile mountain bike race sit? I haven’t been very subtle about my Colorado Trail ambitions. My last two posts have focused on the race, and my preparation for it. I’ve been telling anyone who will listen about the race, and all my various gear choices. I’ve sent 2,379 emails to Ty, my […]

The Dixie Lite: Part Two

Posted by on Jun 30, 2010 in Bike, Races | 2 Comments

Aspen trees are my favorite. Especially many of them together, endless and crowded. When the wind waves through groves of aspen it creates a sound that is the very definition of peace and solitude. It is impossible not to feel alive and whole and wonderful when surrounded by the quaking leaves and wind of an […]


Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Bike | One Comment

I’ve descended into gear mode. Tunnel vision. Scheming and planning and tinkering. Over the last several weeks I have debated back and forth on wether or not to ride the Dixie Lite. 160 miles of unknown, wonderful trail in a remote part of Utah. I know, what is there to debate? Turns out, a lot. […]

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