TAT Update (The Whole Story is complete)

Wrapped around a tree 3

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. …

Colorado to the West Coast Day 2

Well – day 2 has come to an end. Crossing into Nevada we have gained an hour which is always nice. We have arrived at one of my favorite places to bunk down, the Silver Jack Inn & LectroLux Cafe – decorated in the best …

Colorado to the West Coast Day 1

Dad Utah Canyonlands

Today is a pretty surreal day. Our goal was to reach Green River, UT. That was foiled when the mercury got hotter than Freddy at Live Aid and we decided to call it in Grand Junction. This proved to be a great plan and we …

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

Dad and me (ashes) at the end of the 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 …

The Wrath of Big Windy! : Trans America Trail

Big Windy Trail Closures

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 10/16/2014 as Trans America Trail: The Wrath of Big Windy! Good morning Shady Cove! This appears to be it . . . the last official day of the TAT. By tonight we should arrive in Port Orford. I make …

Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda!

Luke Sand Dune

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 …

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

Scott Shady Motel

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 …

Trans America Trail: Pavement Day

Highway 50 - So Lonely

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 …

Trans America Trail: A Desert Oasis in Baker, Nevada

Successful TAT Water Crossing

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; …