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Bikepacking the Kokopelli Trail

Bikepacking the Kokopelli Trail

Last Fall I started a “To Do List” and one of the first things on it was to bikepack the Kokopelli Trail.  Haven ridden at both ends of the trail I was curious to know what laid in between.  The Kokopelli Trail is 139 miles long and travels from Loma, CO and Moab, UT.  It consists of mainly dirt roads and old […]

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My bike got very stuck in some mud.  Can't believe I didn't go over the bars.

Bears, Singletrack, and Pavement

A while back I wrote this on Facebook, “Every year I say I’m going to ride less and do more hiking, fishing or trail running, anything but riding.” So can someone explain why two out of the last three weeks I have ridden over 200 miles, climbed 25,000+, and been in the saddle more than 20 hours? Maybe the shirt […]

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Summer is here!

Summer is here!

I thought I’d write a little post about what has gone on this Spring/Sumer and get everyone up to date on my going ons.  The winter was long and the riding started later this year.  After being sick three times and not doing much exercise at all thing are on the up and up.  At this time the riding is […]

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Schofield Pass

Schofield Pass

This past Monday I decided to ride Schofield Pass despite the weather forecast saying there was a 70% chance of rain, but not just rain but at times heavy rains.  Our route was to take us through a river valley which was probably not the smartest route as for weeks we have been having flood warners almost daily. We got […]

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Bikepacking at Last

Bikepacking at Last

I have been dreaming and talking about going bikepacking for a long time now.  I planned to go this past Sunday now that I had all my bags and no excuses left.  Come Sunday the thunder storms rolled in one after the other.  As I sat there during one of the storms I looked at my Twitter account and I […]

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Camp

Bikepacking 101

So what is Bikepacking? The simplest definition is found on the Bikepacking.net website. The short answer: it’s backpacking with a bike. Longer answer: any ride that includes an overnight stay. This could be anything from ultralight singletrack tours to fully loaded dirt road touring (e.g. on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route).  bikepacking.net focuses on off-road touring, away from cars. But […]

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One of the many gullies we traversed while riding Sidewinder.

High Desert Fun

This was one of the large gullies/washes during my 40 miles out and bike mountain bike ride this past Sunday on the Sidewinder Trail.  Sidewinder is located near Austin, CO and the Black Canyon.  The riding was amazing but quite technical.  Having raced the night before I was pretty tired by the end, more mentally than physically but the effects […]

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These are why you carry tweezers.

I swear I didn’t do it!

Sunday I went for a recovery ride after Saturday nights cross race. My first cyclocross race since December of 2010. (I’m kidding of course) to Sidewinder, which is in the Peach Valley. The ride was amazing but tough. 40 miles of high desert mountain biking on single track. I even managed to put my had in a cactus. Lucky for […]

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Riding the dirt ribbon.

Boy Scout Trail

I went for a big mountain bike ride on Saturday to the Boy Scout Trail near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  I had heard a lot about it, so the hype was pretty high.  I would say it lived up to all the talk.  So much so I rode it twice and ended up riding 56 miles.  Here is a nice shot […]

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Advocacy Alert

Advocacy Alert

  Action Alert! Take action and make your voice heard!    Take the One-Page Survey and Share Your Thoughts on State Parks Mountain Bike Trails Plan!   Calling all Riders,   The Eastern Washington chapter of Evergreen has been working with State Parks to develop a comprehensive, long-term, trails plan for mountain biking at Mount Spokane State Park.   State Parks is […]

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