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A Dream Worth Living

Finding strength in the depths of struggle along the Continental Divide

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On Friday the 13th, under a full moon and falling rain, Andy Amick completed the first day of the 2014 Tour Divide race. He climbed mountain after mountain, witnessed stunning sunsets, encountered the smiles and hospitality of countless people, crossed paths with a mountain lion, and rode through enough mud to last a lifetime. This is the story of one man’s dream to race the Tour Divide and his determination to reach the finish.




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A Bikepacking Trip In 82 Words - Yesterday, my buddy Brion and I talked about family, work, bikes, and travel over a couple of beers at Living The Dream Brewery (one of the best breweries in the south Denver area). As those conversations always go, bike trips past and future dominated the time. We talked about a trip from two years ago where we […]
Merry Christmas Steven B - Three years ago, my father-in-law passed away on Christmas morning after battling Alzheimer’s. He impacted his family in many ways – teaching his kids the value of hard work, showing me how calmness and patience were better than my agitation, and teaching his grandkids about Pistol Pete and all things basketball related. But in this post, […]
“Eye of Sauron” Paracord Hiking Stick - It’s time for another paracord wrap. This time with some bright colors, a hole in the middle, and Hobbits. Ok, there are only Hobbit references. Not actual Hobbits The previous stick reminded me of a penguin. When looking at this stick after drilling out a bad knot, “Eye of Sauron” jumped into my head. So, […]
The Making of “The Penguin” Hiking Stick - My youngest son outgrew his original hiking stick with the cool orange Turk’s Head wrap. For his replacement, he chose an aspen branch trimmed from a tree in our front yard. With him being the stubborn kid that he is, he insisted that I leave a section of another branch at the top of the […]
New products! Simple Surivial Kits - After many prototypes and tests, I’m happy to announce the new Survival Kit products for Pale Spruce. Three new non-expiring survival kits are now available. All three kits are pocket-sized and small enough to drop into any backpack without taking up precious space. Weighing between one and three ounces, they try to cover as many […]