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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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Trans America Trail: Moab to Salina (Home of the World’s Best Chicken Dumplings!)

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 8/21/2014 as Trans America Trail: Moab to Salina (Home of the World’s Best Chicken Dumplings!) This morning I’ve turned the parking area outside of our room into a garage; opting to rebuild the rear and front brakes just to be thorough. When my fingers prove not to be an …

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AH Descending Ophir Pass

Trans America Trail: Ouray to Moab

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 8/14/2014 as Trans America Trail: Ouray to Moab Ouray to Moab Just loading the bike this morning is a bit challenging. My foot continues to swell, but once forced into the boot, it is a little more bearable. After missing portions of the Alpine Loop, I am determined to make …

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Luke meets his bikes owner

Ouray, Colorado : Happy Birthday Luke

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/31/2014 Ouray, CO : Happy Birthday Luke Swab As we leave the trail and enter Salida I am fully tempted to call it a day.  Bearing any weight on my foot is not an option, but letting my boot hold the bones together is.  There are those that …

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Heading out of bounds (Part 2)

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/31/2014 Heading out of bounds : The Blindside (Part 2 of 2) Continued from Heading out of bounds: The Blindside Part 1 If you have ever had one of those moments where time stands still, you will understand my attempt to explain what happens next. My life is …

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KLR Surgery for Round 2

Fanfare for Return (Half Way)

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/10/2014 Fanfare for Return (Half Way) Arriving home is a strange and bittersweet feeling. The journey is only half over but coming home in the middle creates some type of finality. From this point forward I will have riding companions for the majority of the trip. For many …

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