Just a Literal Fact. It Happened!

AH a little older in Dad's Morgan

It was just a literal fact. It happened ~ Cheryl Strayed, Author of the book Wild Two years and one month ago today, On August 16, 2013, I completed a two-month adventure on the Trans-America Trail (TAT), a day after my 12th wedding anniversary. Yes, I …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Oklahoma Great Salt Plains

OK Salt Plains BlogHeader

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/5/2014 Even when traveling on pavement, Oklahoma is still one big ol’ state to try to cross. As I approach the town of Jet I can’t resist a quick “selfie” with a town who’s name shares my initials. …

No Rest for the Wicked-but Plenty for Me

Wicked Rest TAT BlogHeader

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/29/2014 No Rest for the Wicked-but Plenty for Me. Soon, the beauty of the Illinois River gives way to what will be the rest of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma I expected after reviewing the maps; hard packed dirt roads …

Chewbacca Bridge!

Chewbacca Bridge TAT BlogHeader

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/22/2014 When I look around at the roads that I am riding, both paved and dirt, it is hard to believe I am riding across America. I have driven across country before, but like others it …