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Boot Camp, Dry Heaves, Snow Ghosts & Sleep Monsters At The Fat Pursuit

It is always hard to leave home when the riding is good where you’re at…but we also know the eye-opening inspiration that one gets from new experiences. With that in mind, Kristi and I set off last January to take part in the first annual JayP’s Fat Pursuit race in Island Park, Idaho.

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Gear For A Coastal AK Fatbike Trip

What gear to take for a fat bike trip down the coast?

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Putting The R In Rennsteig

Germany is a country I enjoy being in. I have also found some amazing friends that happen to be German. Peter Bumgartner happens to be one of those friends. A conversation with him over beers kicked off a spark that grew into the forest fire of this bikepacking trip.

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Bikepacking Iceland: Trolls, Elves & A Bucksaw Named Bjork

It seemed like a cruel time to realize my overreach but the message was clear––I had grossly underestimated Iceland.

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Bikepacking The Continental Divide Trail - Idaho/Montana Border

It rained for three days straight in West Yellowstone. Not just a drizzle, but a full-on, soaking downpour for hours on end. We stayed huddled in an inexpensive cabin waiting for the gray cloud to lift.

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Inspiration From Within The Clouds

A quick trip to the high country of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Learning Lessons At The Fat Pursuit

The day’s forecast had called for about a 25-degree day. I rode over to the lodge and strolled inside just in time to catch race director JayP’s words of, “Eight degrees with below-zero wind chill”. ‘Did I just hear that right?

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Between Hell & High Water

Just east of the middle of nowhere, on the tri-state corner of Idaho, Nevada and Oregon, is a land so vastly remote that it’s populated by more antelope than people.

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Two Horsethiefs Atop A Mountain

There are always those rides that are long and grueling that you will add to the list of great rides, but sometimes whom you are riding with can make a ride even more memorable. During our recent family vacation to Colorado I experienced one of those rides with my oldest son, Carlos.

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Touching My Personal Limit At Trans Iowa

Between overnighting my entry postcard to Guitar Ted and the 4 AM start of the Trans-Iowa bike race, there were many long winter months. In those months I plotted and schemed, and fretted. What bike? What gear? What training?

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