Green Bay, Wisconsin [Colorado Trail Race]

Here’s my letter of intent, which was rather brief for this race, and I failed to post before I went out for my traverse. I generally have big emotional goals, big spiritual goals. I was rather exhausted driving out west and racing my last ultra of the season. I’m usually seeking a route that allows…

Green Bay, Wisconsin [The 906 Crusher]

I’m nestled on the corner of Rolf’s futon on the west side of Green Bay, Wisconsin. I’ve spent many a lonely, cold night on this very futon. It’s the only furniture in his living room now. It used to be in the basement, tucked into a room that was decorated with various guitars and a…

Austin, Texas [Tour Divide Intent]

I’m struggling and you’d probably never be able to tell. And if you were pressing me for advice I’d seem confident and centered. It’d seem like I’d worked through everything eating away at me inside. I seem as though I were completely assured of my decisions. I hate talking about myself, but my self, my…

Austin, Texas [Dirty Kanza XL]

Boozhoo! As much as I anticipated cycling south from Kansas, flooding in Oklahoma compounded with exhaustion ( I rode my bike a 1000 miles last week), and the desire not to rush on my pedals to make it the 800 miles to Austin, I opted to snag a ride with my dear friends Vince and…

Emporia, Kansas

I MADE IT TO EMPORIA! This past week of travel has probably been one of the toughest single weeks of bike touring travels and that’s all to do with the weather. I had anticipated leaving Tuesday, May 21 from Minnesota, but I was invited to participate in an Indigenous Research Retreat at the Cloquet Forestry…

Richfield, Minnesota [Alexander380]

I’m barely awake from a night spent sleeping in the back of my Honda Element. I wrapped up my 390+ mile traverse of Minnesota last night around 6:30 p.m. and was radiating from post-race endorphins. I fueled up with a Subway sandwich and hit the road thinking I was fine to make the 3-hour drive…

Laona, Wisconsin [Bear 108]

Relief flooded her as she hopped in her Element to ride a century in Northwoods Wisconsin. The semester finally ended and she was free from the stress of academia. She thought this wasn’t her greatest semester to date; she’d ended up with 2 C’s, her first grades lower than a B (of which she only…