Category Archives: Touring

It’s been way too long

Here we are again. It has been 8 months since I last posted and obviously A LOT has happened since. It is funny how life click-clacks along and before you know it, time gets away from you. When I last … Continue reading

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A glimpse into the past, or is it the future? GRS/TA day 3

Cherokee Pass to Cape Girardeau After having not slept well Sunday night and the massive climbing of yesterday, I fully expected I would sleep log a log, but it wasn’t to be. The wind was blowing and gusting something fierce … Continue reading

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I take the road less traveled- GRS/TA day 2

Johnson Shut-Ins to Cherokee Pass After the nice evening Sunday, the night turned cold. Much cooler than I thought it would. My sleeping bag is rated at 45 degrees, which actually means it is probably better suited for 50 and … Continue reading

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On the road again- GRS/TA day 1

What a day! I started the day off bright and early with a mountain bike ride with my buddies Ben and Lindell. We took off before 6AM and drove to Council Bluffs lake to do the lake trail. 12 miles … Continue reading

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Work is done… and work begins!

I should be knee deep in packing and preparing for next week. Not so much. After finishing up my work day and most of what I needed to accomplish before I call it quits for a week, I got some … Continue reading

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I’M BAAAACK!!!

Wow! It has been such a long time! About two and a half years have elapsed since my last post and quite a bit of water has went under the preverbal bridge. I won’t bore you with all the details, … Continue reading

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It is finished

Well, as many of you may already know through Facebook, I have finished the ride and I am now home. It was an amazing journey. Many highs, lows and in betweens. Some pain, both physical and emotional, but generally speaking, … Continue reading

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Big day again

So today, with about 230 miles left, I really wanted to make some good mileage and posture myself to be able to finish tomorrow. First things first, I was up and at em early. I hit the road at 7:30. … Continue reading

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Finishing up the Appalachains

I’m so glad I took yesterday off. Not only was the weather better today and I needed the rest, but it gave the snow a chance to melt to the north along the parkway. Yesterday would’ve been nasty and miserable, … Continue reading

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Time for a break

So here is the list of things I was thinking of for today: -There was a massive storm system that is rolling through the northeast dumping rain and snow and causing temperatures to plummet. -I’m in the northeast. -Being in … Continue reading

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