Trans America Trail: The Wrath of Big Windy!

Oct 16, 2014 View Comments by

Good morning Shady Cove! This appears to be it . . . the last official day of the TAT. By tonight we should arrive in Port Orford. I make a cup of coffee and walk down to the Rogue River and call the Castaway By The Sea to confirm our reservation for later tonight. A […]

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Trans America Trail: Salida, CO and Home

Jul 03, 2014 View Comments by

Ben arrives in time for dinner and once again the chef does not disappoint. Southwestern cuisine, in the form of cattleman steaks, is on the menu tonight and it’s soon in my belly. As we work through out steaks, I spy two riders rolling up outside. One on a KLR and the other on a […]

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Trans America Trail: No Rest for the Wicked….but Plenty for Me

May 29, 2014 View Comments by

Soon, the beauty of the Illinois River gives way to what will be the rest of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma I expected after reviewing the maps; hard packed dirt roads that crisscross the highway back and forth extending the journey in an effort to stay off pavement. I oblige for a while before choosing to give […]

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Trans America Trail Journal Day 1a

Aug 22, 2013 View Comments by

As the miles click down closer to the starting point in Tellico Plains I feel the excitement and anxiety that comes with exploring a new place. I do not get this feeling when I ride on pavement, but the extra challenges associated with riding off road and in remote locations come with a little more […]

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Trans America Trail Journal Day I

Aug 15, 2013 View Comments by

Mmmm, the day’s first sip of coffee. I am waiting for the sun to wake up so I can make the trek from Knoxville to Tellico Plains, TN (paved) where the Trans America Trail now begins. It used to be Jellico, TN but that has changed since I started planning my route. As I wait […]

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The Not Yet: Your Future Travels

May 23, 2013 View Comments by

Have you ever ridden in Istanbul? No. Have you ever ridden in Ireland? No. Have you ever ridden in Italy? No. Have you ever found yourself in one of these conversations? Being asked question after question about rides you haven’t done and destinations you haven’t been to? Do you find yourself replying—“No?” If you do […]

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Making the Call

May 09, 2013 View Comments by

The following story is a 100% true! . . Except for the parts that have been made up. While TV is certainly the single most life sucking invention in history, smart phones are working hard to overtake the throne. It is evident, not only with the unceasing texting as people drive, but also in the […]

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