When the first drops of rain and the crash of the thunder was finally audible from the butte above, we knew it was time to go. With strong gusty winds the pace of packing up camp was hurried. Lyla, served … Keep Reading
The sun slowly rises over the sandstone cliffs that surround our Tepui tent. The windows are open. The air is cool, but it feels like a perfect day to be camping in the desert.
We are at the transition. The … Keep Reading
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor … Keep Reading
To say I was excited would be a bit of an understatement.
We planned on a 2 o’clock start. This would give us plenty of time to ready our gear, have a good lunch and give us enough time to … Keep Reading
We usually think of grandiose, epic-level expeditions when we start pondering bikepacking trips. Or at least we did until last July. Joey Sparkles and I attended the Specialized product launch in Morgan Hill. This is a trade show. We spend … Keep Reading
I am not what most people picture when they think of a cyclist. I am a chubby girl (think Mr. Incredible, mid-life crisis body) with cat-eye glasses, great lipstick, and an affinity for indoor hobbies like eating pizza and watching … Keep Reading
The most important skill one can learn when on the road is the ability to roll with the punches, to make do with what you have, to improvise. When you strap everything you think you are going to need to … Keep Reading