Adventure: The Rat Mobile

Joe was one of the first people I met in California. He was living in a second floor apartment in Newport Beach, raising newts. He and my wife had worked together at the PX Camera and Appliance in the early … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

Up at 5AM for coffee. The sun just a faint tint of blue behind the Sangres. The coffee goes so fast. I want more but decide no. Some weird gluten free breakfast mix that kinda looks and tastes like oatmeal … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Movement

A lot going on out here. I don’t want to travel anymore. My wanderlust for the rest of the world has been overwhelmed by this state. There is SO MUCH here that a lifetime of free time wouldn’t even make … Read More

Adventure: Los Poblanos

So I got a chance to stay at Los Poblanos in Albuquerque. I’d heard about this place for years but never had an option until now. The idea was 2.5 days with the wifey poo poo. Just us. No plans. … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Fly

I got out to fish for the first time in a year. It wasn’t pretty. A rush job you might say. When you rush getting to nature you typically suffer from impact. Human impact. The closer you are, the easier … Read More

Adventure: California Training

I didn’t intend to ride 61 miles. It just happened, in two stages. Thirty-seven with my neighbor and then twenty-four with the wifey. The first ride was great, felt strong, no issues. Second ride started great then I hit the … Read More

Adventure: California Training

In case you are wondering if altitude training works let me be the first to say “It does.” Four weeks in New Mexico and upon return to California I felt like a pro after two blood bags. MORE than enough … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Baldy Hike

PHOTO: JUSTIN from AUSTIN (marmot whisperer and finder of the lake) Eight hours, 3700+ feet of elevation gain, one ankle rollover with near fall(I saved it.), 12,600 top elevation with a whopping 2.4mph average speed. Now, does anyone know where … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

I finally got a decent ride in. I did this same ride four years ago, pre-Lyme, on a hot day with not enough preparation. It’s only 33 miles but on that first trip up the mountain I was cramping by … Read More

Adventure: Atlas Packs

I’m glad several folks have already commented on this post, but I was remiss is explaining that Atlas is a BRAND new company, so their site is fairly bare bones at the moment. This will change in time! If you … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

I’m only posting this because it is so beautiful out here I can’t stand myself. This ride was nothing, but the scenery, weather and atmosphere are so interesting I find myself daydreaming of living in my truck and just spending … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

If you notice, this poor bugger had eaten a mouse shortly before being killed by whatever it was that killed him/her. I just did this ride for the second day in a row but forget to start Strava. Oh well. … Read More

Adventure: Training

I’ll take all the help I can get. My plan was to do fifty miles today but I didn’t sleep for sh%$ last night. Not sure why. Strange noises, two massive raccoons, strange dreams and the desire to be up … Read More

Adventure: Training

Back in the saddle again. About a hundred miles in the past three days, which is somewhat surprising. I didn’t ride for weeks. Not sure what I was doing. Travel mostly. And a broken toe. And I caught a knee … Read More

Adventure: Training

I want to use this post to speak out against injustice in the world. I can get salted chocolate Gu, and I can get chocolate mint Gu, BUT I CAN’T GET SALTED CHOC0LATE MINT GU. MOTHERF%$#$%. I can’t believe the … Read More

Adventure: Training (Outrage)

I’m outraged. Get it? Chocolate outrage?? I told you these things are good. So chocolaty, so delicioso. Just getting to suck down one of these babies is worth any suffering on the bike. I had grand plans to get up … Read More

Adventure: Training

I made a rookie mistake. I got up and threw ingredients in my slow cooker. Red curry, coconut curry lentil stew. I turned on the slow cooker at about 7AM, so by the time I left to ride my entire … Read More

Adventure: Training

All the fuel I needed. Okay, a few observations from today’s ride. Met a guy named Lance. Not THAT Lance just another. Two people walked right out in front of me, one man, one woman, both on mobile phones. One … Read More