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 ...