Post Adventure Blues

Following a recent ride of the Oregon Outback I got to thinking a bit more about something that I’ve experienced for nearly three decades – what I call Post Adventure Blues (or PAB).  Recently I’ve discovered that this is a common condition known as Post Event Depression.  For me, the feeling has never escalated for […]

Beat By the Heat

RAGBRAI Day Minus 2 I have a habit of biting off more than I can chew, at least more than I think I can chew.  If at least one time during an endeavor you say “what the hell was I thinking” it wasn’t worth it.  This attitude has served me well, but if you continually […]

A New Way

Stampede Pass to Tacoma Pass via Lizard Lake While I embrace the uncertainty of adventure cycling, I prefer to have some confidence that a route actually pushes through the rough stuff and actually goes somewhere.  This is why I appreciate the NW Gravel Riders Facebook group – new routes that are ridable and that don’t […]

Day 7 XWA Burning Bridges

After our sixth evening out Mykenna and I were getting dialed in.  We both awoke with the rising sun, ate breakfast (cold instant coffee and Pop Tart Bites) and were packed, strapped and rolling by half past five.  We made good time on good roads when, a mile outside of Pine City, we followed bike […]