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Lost and Found Bikepacking the Lost Coast Ridge Trail

“I like that blinking light you got on your back there,” I heard someone to my left call out towards…

Marin Gravel Country Bikepacking Marin in the San Francisco Bay Area

Mount Tamalpais (locally abbreviated to “Mt Tam”) in Marin County, just north of Golden Gate Bridge, is considered the birthplace…

From the Valley to the Woods Bikepacking the San Francisco Peninsula

“Hey, looks like you’re pretty much ready for the end of the world?”, one of the two mountain bikers at…

Lone Star Cycling Bikepacking through Texas Hill Country

Over two years had gone by since my journey across the United States by bicycle. Not too long after completing…

Highways And Backstreets Cycling solo across America

On October 11, 2015, at around 4:30 pm, I crossed the Potomac River on the Arlington Memorial Bridge and, suddenly,…

Amongst Red Giants A Microadventure to Big Basin Redwoods State Park

“Well, he biked here, so we gotta put him somewhere,” the bearded twenty-something state park official clarified from the back…

The Everyman’s Everest Climbing Mount Rainier

“It is 11:30 in the pm. People in Seattle are out partying. And you, ladies and gentlemen, are going to…

The Rim Connector Running the Grand Canyon

I will never know what went through the mind of the National Park Ranger when we pulled up to the…

Unforgiving Beauty The Moab Trail Marathon

“Welcome to the world’s most beautiful trail race. At least in my opinion,” the voice of the confident female start…

In Search of a Cabin Overnighting at a Yosemite Backcountry Hut

We were stuck. Stuck in traffic. First on 680 towards Dublin and then on 580 heading west to Tracy. But…

Gamblers, Comedians & Hookers Running a Half Marathon in Las Vegas

While California was haunted by a storm, I escaped the rain only to find myself on the Las Vegas Strip…

Golden Gate to City of Angels Cycling from San Francisco to Los Angeles

“Where are you heading?”, one of two biking ladies in their sixties asked while I passed them halfway to Watsonville….