A while back, I posted a brief report on an Arizonan adventure I shared with James. Here's the full version on our ride from Flagstaff to Phoenix, knitting together segments of the AZT, the Coconino Loop, and the Black Canyon… [ Read More → ]
The Gila River Ramble, just south of Phoenix, Arizona, is a multi-day mountain bike route concocted by Scott Morris, resident expert on all rides Arizonan.
The word 'ramble' is a somewhat modest definition for the steep, rocky grades involved,… [ Read More → ]
Update: now with click-able big-able pictures!
I'm in Santa Fe again, back after a few replenishing days of Arizonan bikepacking with James.
In brief, our ride took us from a snowy and decidedly frigid Flagstaff to a more enticingly summery,… [ Read More → ]
I'm back from a few nights camping with James, whose company I greatly enjoyed while riding through Utah's Canyonlands in 2010, one of the South West's premier 100 mile dirt road loops.
This time, we biked from Flagstaff to the… [ Read More → ]
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Coconino Loop is a bikepacking journey around the Coconino National Forest, Northern Arizona. Concocted by Scott Morris, of Topofusion fame, and his buddy Chad Brown - both bikepacking fiends - it… [ Read More → ]
If truth be told, I've become a lax mechanic since owning a Rohloff. Internal gear hubs will do that to you. My Rohloff has run faultlessly for the years I've owned it, bar a change of bearings after many thousands… [ Read More → ]
Just a quick post to announce that I'm back on the road, making my way west once more...
I've stopped in Flagstaff, home to some of my favourite trails in the States, to meet up with 'Minimalist Master' … [ Read More → ]
I'm beginning to appreciate the merits of carrying a GPS in the vast, parched dry expanse of Arizona. Enticing tracks peel off every direction, but to where we have no clue. What we do know is that we're headed west,… [ Read More → ]
These days we're headed west, albeit in a typically obtuse fashion.
Westwards? What happened to South?
To the west lies Los Angeles: where cheap flights back to Latin America can be found.
To hasten progress, a ride-share beacon was sent… [ Read More → ]