Recently, I acquired an old Specialized Stumpjumper through the classified pages of Craiglist. As the first production mountain bike in the world, the venerable Stumpy is the stuff of legends, and a bike I’ve long coveted. Although 20 years of …[ 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 → ]
For the last few months, New Mexico has become my surrogate home. I still miss the ebb and flow of the open road, and my curiosity remains unsatiated for Latin America. But I’m enjoying my time here in Santa Fe, …[ Read More → ]
‘I thought of that while riding on my bike.’ Albert Einstein, on the theory of relativity.
Welcome to the ‘new look’ While Out Riding.
WOR began life as a blog, charting a bike journey south from Prudoe Bay, Alaska, through
It’s been a while since I’ve swung a leg over the Ogre; I’ve been too distracted by the fatty delights of the Krampus. So when Jeremy suggested an afternoon of dirt road and gravel grinding out to Diablo …[ Read More → ]
Update: now with click-able big-able pictures!
I’ve been cogitating a lot about fat bikes these last few months.
You might have spotted these larger than life, balloon-tyre bikes out and about – they’re all the rage right now, as riders …[ Read More → ]
More semi-nerdish gear talk, I’m afraid. A persistent cold and rattly lungs have delayed my travels plans – I’ll be heading off for a few days of Arizonan bikepacking very soon though, hopefully returning with a story or two to …[ Read More → ]