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 ...



Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda!

Luke Sand Dune

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 ...



Trans America Trail: There are Two things to do in Winnemucca, Nevada

Scott Shady Motel

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 ...



Trans America Trail: Pavement Day

Highway 50 - So Lonely

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 ...



Trans America Trail: A Desert Oasis in Baker, Nevada

Successful TAT Water Crossing

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; ...



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 ...