Adventure: The Slow Climb Out

Chronic illness is no joke. So you could look at today’s little journey in one of two ways. I’ve still got a long way to go. Or, I’m doing okay. Roughly two months ago I did a double ride over … Read More

Adventure: Lems Boulder Boot

These boots have rocketed up my list of all time favorite footwear. Lems is a small shoe company based in Boulder, hence the name of these boots. But let me explain a bit more. The Leather Boulder Boot is considered … Read More

Adventure: Death Valley Update

The shifting of transmissions, large and small, as they make their way up the eleven percent grade from the valley floor. The smart ones, the ones who have seen the light, move the slowest, heads aimed equally ahead and to … Read More

Adventure: Big Bend Ultra 30k

Well, I survived. The Big Bend Ultra 30k. My first race of any kind since I was in middle school. Training? Just enough to strain my left leg. So no, no real training. But, I went anyway, which is the … Read More

Adventure: The Freedom to Think

Another conversation with a creative searching for the path forward. The days of the well worn path are long gone. Now we find ourselves at the edge of the Sahara with tracks leading off in all directions. No clear destination. … Read More

Adventure: Across the White Sheet

Across the white sheet. Eight hundred and fifty miles. Think time. Alone but bursting with brainwaves. Searching, making notes and formalizing all those random things that end up being not so random. The land of Texans in fringe. Leather shawls … Read More

Adventure: Primitive Delivery

The bicycle has become a symbol of something far more interesting than a basic mode of transportation. Not that the basic transportation aspect should be overlooked or marginalized, but what I’ve found is the bicycle has become a lightning rod … Read More

Adventure: California Training

Lots of activity here in the old OC. A mission on the horizon, so there is training to be done. If I haven’t said this before let me state it now. I’m not a runner. I was, way back in … Read More

Adventure: Travels with Tacoma

I don’t want to be anywhere else. The West is being developing at an astonishing rate. If you too want to see this place you better go now because it won’t be long before vast swaths will be off-limits, gobbled … Read More

Adventure: Giving Thanks

Looking south toward the Sandias from Sun Mountain, Thanksgiving 2018 “You know,” a friend said. “I could have paid more in taxes, could have done more and would still have been okay.” “I saw a homeless guy earlier who had … Read More

Adventure: California Training (for Texas)

Ya, so there’s this thing. In the middle of nowhere. A race. Point A to Point B. Or something like that. I’m gonna go. I need to train. It’s on foot, so no bike. The cardio is no problem. The … Read More

Adventure: Buffet of Good

Just to give you a little window into my mind. How about four things that might seem unrelated. Me no think so. Go see “Free Solo,” a film that documents climber Alex Honnold. Technically, I’m a climber too, but there … Read More

Adventure: California Training

So the Bianchi is broken. Not entirely but enough to make things difficult. So yesterday I take out the Salsa, complete with 2.2 Racing Ralphs and slime tubes. Ten miles into the ride I realize I have no extra tube, … Read More

Adventure: Near and Fargo Time

Okay, so there’s this bike race. Yep. It’s just a race. That’s all. What’s the big deal? Well, it’s in Kansas. So there’s a drive to get there. And it’s 200 miles in one day. So there’s that. And it’s … Read More

Adventure: Driving West

For those of you who don’t know what it’s like to travel in the American West I wanted to provide you a few details of yesterday’s drive from Santa Fe to Costa Mesa. I’ve done this drive hundreds of times, … Read More

Adventure: Driving South

Storm clouds. Heavy, rolling thunder and standing pools near standing rock or the like. One, two, three, four, five, six times the baldy fourteeners rebelling out the landscape. Clear light butted by fringes of wispy vastness that only this region … Read More