Why are you doing this? Throughout my trip I was constantly asked this question. At the time I never had a decent response, and to be honest I still don’t know why I wanted to do this trip. I know that as I settle back into my life here in Bozeman, I have a new … More Home sweet home reflections on a successful tour.
August 29th-September 11th From the very first days of planning this trip I knew that Jasper and Banff National parks were going to be one of the highlights. It turned out to be more amazing than I had imagined. After a week on highway 16, The Highway of Tears, it was a welcome change to … More Highway of tears and the Icefields Parkway
Aug 15th-Aug 28th 2000 miles for the trip. From Whitehorse in the Yukon I opted to head south into southeastern Alaska. In the town of Skagway, AK I boarded a ferry for the state capital. The next three days were a relaxing summer cruise through the inside passage. I spent a 24 hour layover exploring … More Beautiful British Columbia
July 30th-Aug 14th 1538 miles for the trip. I’d like to start off by saying that I didn’t cry. That being said I had one hell of a week and sitting in the Moose creek lodge staring into a cup of coffee, crying felt like a very reasonable option. Since leaving Dawson city I’d had … More Yukon-rodents, rain, and robbers along the Klondike highway.
July 14th-July 27th 2016 450 miles from Fairbanks , AK to Delta Junction, AK. If you take the Richardson Highway southeast from Fairbanks, Delta Junction is just 95 miles away. I opted for a less direct route, riding through Denali National Park, across the Denali Highway, and 450 miles later arriving in Delta Junction. My … More Fairbanks to Delta Junction
June 28th-July 11th 2016-500 miles from Deadhorse, AK to Fairbanks, AK My hands were already shaking as I dragged my gear through the Deadhorse airport and out into the parking lot. I was greeted by what would soon become my constant companion, the Alaskan mosquito. At this point I have been unable to come up … More North of the Arctic Circle
6 days until departure All things considered it was a regular friday morning. 8 more hours of work and I’d have earned my 48 hours of freedom for the week. I lay in bed, wide awake, completely unable to gather the will to get moving. For some reason I was incapable of getting my feet … More The Plan-Head South
For me gearing up for a big trip is always an exercise in compromise. My approach has always been to be comfortable and safe, without bringing the kitchen sink. I’m well aware of the difficulty that every additional gram brings especially in the beginning when you aren’t in long distance shape. Inevitably this list will … More Touring Kit
9/21/2014-10/4/2014 2,476 miles- Chaco Canyon, NM to Mexican Border After two months on the road I had mixed emotions as the trip came to a close. Nearing the end I experienced a deep sense of lonelyness that I hadn’t felt earlier in the trip. At the same time a part of me didn’t want the … More Great Divide-Section #5
9/11/2014-9/20/2014 2,002 miles- Salida, CO to Chaco Cultural National Historic Park, NM Rain, snow, and mud welcome to the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route! Camp time. Rain clearing up as the sun goes down. Indiana Pass, CO in the snow! Day 48 I left Del Norte, CO in a driving rainstorm. As I started … More Great Divide-Section #4