Stories/News

Random thoughts can be found in “From the Helmet”
Ride Reports link to all the meaty exciting ride information
and News is just that. Things I need to get out there to fellow riders

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TAT Update (The Whole Story is complete)

UPDATE on the TAT: So What Happened After the last Post? The Complete Journey is now available – Click here! Many folks asked what happened after the Luke Birthday post. The ride did continue and since most folks were following on Facebook and Twitter, things around here slacked. Additionally, the posts were all going up on RoadRUNNER Magazine …

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Dad and me (ashes) at the end of the Trans-America Trail

Not Just Any Port in the Storm – Port Orford! : Trans America Trail:

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 10/16/2014 as Trans America Trail: Not Just Any Port in the Storm . . . Port Orford Even though Big Windy spoiled our vision of rolling out of the woods into an unsuspecting sleepy little seaside community, with our dirty bikes and even dirtier selves as locals watched gape-mouthed and amazed, …

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Luke Crater Lake Hero Shot

Craters and Underground Rivers: Trans America Trail: Craters and Underground Rivers

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 8/21/2014 as Trans America Trail: Craters and Underground Rivers Waking up on an empty stomach leaves both Luke and I seriously ready for breakfast. The fact that the recommended Dinner Bell Café is “way on the other side of town” according to some locals does not deter us from gearing …

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Luke Sand Dune

Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda!

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 8/21/2014 as Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda! We awake to a wonderful breakfast at The Griddle; a culinary treat complete with a sassy waitress who will perk you up even more than the coffee. We fuel up knowing that today’s goal is somewhere in Oregon. According to …

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Scott Shady Motel

Trans America Trail: There are Two things to do in Winnemucca, Nevada

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 8/21/2014 as Trans America Trail: There are Two things to do in Winnemucca, Nevada If you type Winnemucca, NV, into Google, one of the first search results is from Trip Advisor. It boldly states, Two Things to Do in Winnemucca! Well, with up to two entire things to do, …

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Highway 50 - So Lonely

Trans America Trail: Pavement Day

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 8/21/2014 as Trans America Trail: Pavement Day Luke and I are both meeting up with separate groups at the end of the TAT. We’re traveling east through Glacier National Park, but our timing will be slightly different. The other riders are heading west along more conventional routes, and today’s when …

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Successful TAT Water Crossing

Trans America Trail: A Desert Oasis in Baker, Nevada

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 8/21/2014 as Trans America Trail: A Desert Oasis in Baker, Nevada A quick bite at Mom’s Cafe in Salina gets us started right. We learn that we missed the crab leg special from the night before. All for the best; I’m not sure, but being a professional Alaskan fisherman, Luke …

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