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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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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Wrapped around a tree 3

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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