Climbing the Continental Divide

This weekend I was in Colorado with some friends, and it occurred to me that we were staying very close to the Continental Divide. I couldn’t resist renting a mountain bike and setting out to go find it. New friend Jono came with. After reaching the end of the local singletrack network, we took a forrest road – […]

Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage

  Last week I was in D.C. to visit a client, and to lead a workshop at the Smithsonian Institution. Having recently discovered and ridden a section of the Chesapeake and Ohio towpath and Great Allegheny Passage, I couldn’t resist the urge to bring my bike with me and set out on a weekend bikepacking adventure. The plan […]

Road Rash, Abandoned Barns, and Nocturnal Visitations

There are two fundamental tenets I keep in mind while on my bike: Any ride worth riding will include a non-trivial amount of suckiness Plan carefully, but also be prepared to change plans on the spot Last weekend’s out and back ride to the Delaware Water Gap was a perfect meditation on these tenets. The ride laid before […]