Planing the Route

Planing the Route

You have a starting point and a destination, but what about the route in between? When exploring the backcountry on a bike expedition, a plan should be in place as to the specific route. Going off unplanned more often than not, when a well equipped biker with a GPS feels the urge to break off the main route and blaze a path into the unknown, can take an unexpected turn, one that at first seemed more efficient, now requires more energy, longer trail time and possibly lead to dean ends or worse – to just getting lost! As thrilling as trail blazing may seem, this is the time to stick to a plan.

Inspiration to Ride

Inspiration to Ride

The Outdoor Life The Inspiration to Ride As the days go by and I get older (51 now) I sometimes ask myself – what new adventure can I get into? As my wife and friends can attest – I have a restless soul, and the prescribed treatment is “Get Outdoors”! It’s...
Why Bikepacking

Why Bikepacking

The Outdoor Life Bikepacking the Colorado Rockies? When I first got to Colorado over 18 years ago (fresh off the racing circuit) I heard about this winter cross-country skiing thing where skiers could ski a short distance from a hut to another hut – and make a...

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