Trans America Trail: Ouray to Moab

AH Descending Ophir Pass

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 ...

Ouray, Colorado : Happy Birthday Luke

Luke meets his bikes owner

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 ...

Heading out of bounds (Part 2)

Wrapped around a tree 3

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 ...

Heading out of Bounds

Oh look . . . more mud!

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/24/2014 Heading out of bounds : The Blindside (Part 1 of 2) It’s our first full ride day together and we are getting a late start. I have been up for a bit, but have yet to see ...

Meeting Luke Swab

Tim's Cabin

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/17/2014 Meeting Luke Swab! Heading out on the second half of the TAT lacks any real fanfare. It’s a day like any other, trying to get too many things done, in not enough hours – the girls are ...

Fanfare for Return (Half Way)

KLR Surgery for Round 2

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 ...

Heading Home

Heading Home BlogHeader

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/3/2014 Heading Home (End of Part 1) Ben arrives in time for dinner and once again the chef does not disappoint. Southwestern cuisine, in the form of cattleman steaks, is on the menu tonight and it’s soon in ...

La Veta-Cordova Pass

La Veta Hail BlogHeader

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/26/2014 Making a Pass or Two in La Veta: La Veta-Cordova Pass As promised, I pick up where I left off last week in the middle of a hail storm just south of Trinidad on my way to ...

Nothin’ New in New Mexico (It’s Still Beautiful)

New Mexico TAT BlogHeader

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/19/2014 Nothin’ New in New Mexico (It’s Still Beautiful) Finally! Today is the day I leave Oklahoma. I am not so much excited to be leaving Oklahoma, as I am to know that I will soon be home ...

Kansas Detour

Kansas Detour BlogHeader

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/12/2014 Kansas Detour As I continue to pass through “No Man’s Land,” their wording not mine, the views become more and more desolate. Without a doubt the most prevalent street sign markers are for cemeteries. I have no ...