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Latest Posts

Journeys over Gear – Initial Thoughts - Over the last two months, I’ve been writing more about my Tour Divide race experience with the idea of possibly turning it into a book. As I go through the days, the lessons I learned, and the people I met along the way, I’m reminded of just how amazing the journey turned out to be. […]
Guest Post- The Trashcan Major Crash - This is a guest post from my 8 year old son who had a little “issue” with a trashcan on a bike ride a few weeks ago. These are his words and his chosen title. My only assistance was with formatting. At first I thought he needed to write more, but after reading it, I […]
Emerging From The Motivation Haze - The picture above is a great representation of the Motivation Haze. It was taken on Day 2 of the 2014 Tour Divide as I was riding through the Canadian Flathead Valley. The beauty of the mountains and trees are there, just behind the foggy haze. Ever since the Tour Divide, my motivation to get out on […]
Anatomy Of A Bikepacking Gear Setup - For any bikepacking endeavor, especially for multi-day rides, where to place gear on the bike becomes a task that can consume a lot of time. What items need to be easily accessible? What items should be packed together? Can everything fit on the bike so the backpack can be left behind? These are just a […]
Guidepost: Strava - This is the second in the “Guidepost” series. The first post described using Instagram as a guide for our personal journeys. In this post, Strava is discussed as a more focused guidepost that can keep us on our trail towards a specific goal. Yes, I realize the issues with using a social media site like Strava or Instagram as […]