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  1. Seattle to Portland, the dusty way pt. 2

    22 Sep 2017

    This is part 2 of my bikepacking trip from Seattle to Portland. It picks up just west of Mount Rainier National park. I weaved my way through the park, past the Longmire Lodge, over a burly wooden bridge over the Niqually River, then right onto the Paradise Valley Road, up…


  2. Great Divide: Back in the USA

    23 Sep 2016

    WHITEFISH, Mont. – Subsequent days on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route have gotten easier, but the challenge is still the same.  My health has improved and the nights are warmer. The idea of going uphill is still periodically redefined, as well as what I think of as a descent.…


  3. Great Divide Mountain Bike Route: Banff to Fernie

    23 Sep 2016

    FERNIE, B.C., Canada – The first day was brutal. I had a late start leaving from Banff and wanted to get to the first night’s campsite before dark. I did it, but made some rookie mistakes along the way I was pretty warm riding but I didn’t remove layers and…


  4. Surly’s Number 7 and tubeless Extra Terrestrials

    21 Aug 2016

    AUSTIN - The Surly branded Revelate Ranger frame bag finally arrived, and it’s nicer than I thought it would be.  Surly worked with Revelate to make frame bags for all (or most?) of their current frames – I think just the off-road models. The bags are all made in Alaska like…


  5. More on my Extra Terrestrial experience

    12 Aug 2016

    AUSTIN - In an effort to test out the new Surly Extra Terrestrial 26 x 2.5 tires in something other than my apartment parking lot or my 5-mile (8 km) round trip to class, I rode around Ladybird Lake on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail in downtown Austin. It’s about 10 miles (16km) of decomposed granite…


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