Adventure: New Mexico Ride Report

Finally here for an extended period of time which allows me to start rounding into shape, cycling shape to be precise. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. When I say “rounding into shape,” I’m not talking about anything remotely … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Cycling Rank

There is room for improvement. People for Bikes, a sizeable, organized and truly established organization here in the United States, has a ranking of best biking cities in the country. No surprise, Boulder Colorado, the home of People for Bikes, … Read More

Adventure: What Must it Have Been Like?

Dad and I, Texas coast early 1980’s. What must it have been like? What must it have been like to be my father? There are my older brother and sister to consider. My brother had the most contentious relationship with … Read More

Adventure: Romancing the Stone

Think your tough? You might be. But then again, I’ll bet I know something 3mm in size that will convince you otherwise. I’m not tough. Not even close, so I make no bones about “toughing it out,” especially when it … Read More

Adventure: Scouting Gravel

Oh man. Now I’ve done it. Now I know why I kept my Tacoma. Give me some idle time and I will find a way to torture myself. Seventy-five miles of mixed bag. Gravel, dirt, mud, tarmac with some spectacular … Read More

Adventure: Competitive Travel

The first time I overheard competitive travelers was in 1996 while sitting in The Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh. Now, I was FAR from a real correspondent at that time, although I was on assignment, and lucky for me … Read More

Adventure: First Official New Mexico Ride

Sure, I’ve been here for years, but this was the first ride as a full-time New Mexican. Still working on my paperwork, ID’s, plates, etc. but I’ll get there. It was cold, colder than I thought it would be at … Read More

Adventure: The One Bike Theory

I love bicycles. Yes, the bike has become a political pawn, like many things here in America, and it truly pains me that this is the case because the bicycle is one of the most innocent yet impactful inventions of … Read More

Adventure: Bye Bye California

I’m at the Toyota dealership getting one last oil change. “Let’s Get Physical,” by Olivia Newton-John is playing over the stereo. I just walked out of my house for the last time. Well, it’s not my house anymore. As of … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: Lucky Rabbit

I find myself thinking of dark thoughts. Yep, our culture, society, and world are going down the tubes. Occasionally, I find myself saying “Well, I’ll be dead.” I am fifty after all. How much quality time do I have left? … Read More

Adventure: New Tread

You might be wondering, “Milnor, have you lost it?” “A post about truck tires?” No, haven’t lost it but I plan on doing so as soon as possible. For anyone who subscribes to truck born adventure, you will understand where … Read More

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