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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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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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