Colorado wedding weekend

Two of my favorite people recently celebrated their long-lasting love and commitment to each other on the banks of the Arkansas River in Colorado. I've known the bride's family for as long as I can remember, and the groom moved to our tiny mountain town when we were in middle school. These fine individuals make... Continue Reading →

Sam’s summer tour, day 11: Pipe to Ixonia

Wisconsin is a NICE place.  Although my claim might not be particularly controversial, it bears repeating--particularly because that same refrain crossed your bearded biker's brain several times during today's 61 miles in the saddle. The Badger State is pretty great! Those miles managed to pass by pretty quickly. I had lots of lovely clouds to... Continue Reading →

Glamping with my Awesome Aunts at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Glamping (verb): 1) A portmanteau construction that combines "glamour" and "camping." 2) The noble pursuit of outdoor enjoyment with upscale elegance and panache. 3) Finding fabulosity between the trees in the forest. Sometimes camping requires ultra-efficient packing, loaded bike-panniers, relieving oneself in the woods and roughing it a la Lewis and Clark. Sometimes hucking a hodgepodge... Continue Reading →

Montana Love

Hello happy human beings. It's a magical day here in Missoula, Montana! I'm enjoying an iced tea and some black licorice at an amazing apothecary called Butterfly Herbs in order to kill some time before my flight back to Denver this evening. I've been in Missoula for a few hours now, and I'm thoroughly enjoying... Continue Reading →

Wedding Weekend Bike Touring Extravaganza!

Mazel Tov from Montana! Specifically, Buenas Dias from the Big Larch Campground on the Shores of Seeley Lake! I've got a fun-filled evening of festivities ahead for my dear friends' Other-Sam and Katie's wedding; the welcome dinner is a full-on, down-home, southern-style pig roast! Before the fun begins, however, I thought I'd dash off a... Continue Reading →

Sam’s Frolick on a Fuji (co-starring Ted, the Kestral Kommando), Days 18 and 19: Antelope Flats to Douglas Draw to Craig

Nineteen days, over 1,000 miles solo in the saddle (plus an additional two-hundred with my Dad touring by my side), countless margarita flavored Clif Shot Blocks, two tires, and an unholy amount of chafing in some VERY unpleasant places I've reached the final stop on my crazy halfway-across-the-country bike tour.      My dad and I are... Continue Reading →

Sam (and Ted)’s Carbon-Forked Caravan, Day 17(1): Rock Springs to Antelope Flats

Hello from the banks of the gourgeous Green River!  Our accommodations for the evening at the Forest Service campground at Antelope Flats feature some radically retro-futuristic sixties-era sun-shelters and a TOTALLY tubular waterfront view!     My Dad arrived in Rock Springs yesterday evening with his retrofitted-for-touring triathlon bike in the trunk and, most importantly, a treasure-trove... Continue Reading →

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