Meet my pal the Ocotillo. But don't shake his hands.
It's been a good long while since this blog has seen an update. Sorry! But rest assured, I haven't slacked off completely. Much of the content I've been writing over… [ Read More → ]
Well, not quite all of it, as it happens... Our original intention
was to close the loop around this compact but rugged Andean range - a tight knot of snow-capped mountains lying south of the Cordillera Blanca, known to climbing… [ Read More → ]
A quick post...
At long last, I'm off to 'ride' the Huayhuash Circuit, an 8-10 day trekking route, that we're hoping to condense into 5 days by bike.
Situated some ways south of the Cordillera Blanca, the loop traverses a… [ Read More → ]
This past weekend, I finally made it back to Durango to ride a portion of the Colorado Trail
. Although time constraints meant it was a modest one - just 78 miles of its 539 mile length - I'm struggling… [ Read More → ]
There's been a spate of stiflingly hot days in Santa Fe. It was a 103°F (33°C) last week - which is saying something, considering the city lies at a lofty 7000ft (2100m) in altitude. Fires have closed down the Hemys,… [ Read More → ]
Another S240 (sub 24 hour overnighter) in the Carson National Forest, New Mexico. Except... since we started at 5pm on Saturday, and finished at 7pm on Sunday, technically it was a 26 hour jaunt. But what's a couple of hours… [ Read More → ]
Another overnighter with Sage... (this
is what we carried, and here's
a post about our very first outing).
As ever, new lessons were learnt, the main one being: Don't let Sage eat dirt
. How so? Tuns out a… [ Read More → ]
Like an unfinished jigsaw puzzle, there's pieces of the Carson National Forest
across a sizeable patch of northern New Mexico. There's a chunk up near Chama, on the Coloradan border, that runs all the way down to El Rito. There's… [ Read More → ]
Over these last few years, cycling and camping have become complimentary components of a life rhythm that resonates strongly for me. I find the process of pitching camp and retreating to my sleeping bag the most harmonious, satisfying closure to… [ Read More → ]
S24O: Sub 24 hour overnight...
Speckled about the Carson National Forest like rough gems, are some of the earliest Spanish settlements in northern New Mexico - including that of El Rito
, where our overnight bikepack began.
Like many other… [ Read More → ]