Bikepacking in the Wind River Mountains Fat Bike Adventures As I was pushing my bike up the steep road in the dark, I wondered “what do normal couples do for Friday night date-night?” (Cue Sara Jessica Parker’s Sex in the City voice.) I thought I knew where I wanted to be but I ended up where I was supposed to be. Continue Reading Yin and Yang of Mountain Biking Races in the West I want to ride the ride where the west commences, and gaze at the moon till I loose my senses. I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences. Don’t fence me in. – Roy Rogers I thought I knew where I wanted to be but I ended up where I was supposed to... Continue Reading The Last Bike Race B.C. ~ Togwotee Winter Classic Reboot Adventures in Quarantine Note: A week after the race the coronavirus struck our small Wyoming town and I found... 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Bikepacking in the Wind River Mountains

Bikepacking in the Wind River Mountains

As I was pushing my bike up the steep road in the dark, I wondered “what do normal couples do for Friday night date-night?” (Cue Sara Jessica Parker’s Sex in the City voice.)

I thought I knew where I wanted to be but I ended up where I was supposed to be.

read more
Yin and Yang of Mountain Biking

Yin and Yang of Mountain Biking

I want to ride the ride where the west commences, and gaze at the moon till I loose my senses. I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences. Don’t fence me in. – Roy Rogers

I thought I knew where I wanted to be but I ended up where I was supposed to be.

read more

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