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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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Dalton Highway Dream

I was 50 miles into a trip I’ve dreamt of for years.

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Bikepacking The Continental Divide Trail - Wyoming

The CDT (Continental Divide Trail) in Colorado had wrecked us: incessant climbing and descending, high altitude and running from storms. I’d be lying if I hadn’t said on multiple occasions, “I can’t wait until the Great Basin in Wyoming”.

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Holyland MTB Challenge: Part Three - Desert Dash To The Finish

This day, and the whole last few hundred kilometers to the finish in general, felt a whole lot more serious than any other prior section.

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Almanzo Memories

This past May, I had the good fortunate to ride the Almanzo 100 for the third time. For those not familiar, the Almanzo was a free gravel race put on by Chris Skogen through the rolling farm country of southern Minnesota.

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Colorado Colossal Bikepacking Trip - Gear List

My gear list for the Colorado Colossal trip was a slightly slimmed down version of the gear list I’ve developed over the years on other bikepacking trips. Every trip I do produces a gear list that is slightly different than the trip before.

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Breathing In The Vapor

As I clipped in to leave one of the riders gently grabbed my arm stopping me, “Do you have it in you?” he asked. “Of course I do!” was all I said. I hoped I was right.

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Nuts & Bolts Of Bikepacking The Camino De Santiago

Bikepacking the Camino De Santiago was an incredible experience. Here are some of the details of our trip.

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Iceland - Land Of Fire, Ice & Fatbike Dreams: Part Three

On nearly every long, strenuous and committing trip there will come a point where my energy output outweighs the fuel I am putting into my body. Once those familiar pangs become a constant companion, I know that they most likely will remain with me for the remainder of my journey…unless I consume massive amounts of calories.

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