When the cat's are away, the mice will play. We ventured to Oakridge with our friends, as Sabrina was racing the Sturdy Dirty women’s bike series. All the ladies disappeared from camp early in the morning leaving the men to play. Todd, Buck, and Woody willing played on the pump track while I tinkered with … Continue reading Sturdy Dirty Support Team
We quit our jobs, bought a van, and talked about a plan. Plans provide a sense of direction, a path from which to stray, routes can be re-routed, but a general idea of what we were seeking to accomplished by moving into the 5x10 space on wheels. We retreated from the smoke filled north established … Continue reading #vanlife Take 2…Mountain Biking
Three days in, the words I was dreading. “I don’t think I want to do this.” There we were hiding inside the care tucked away down a dusty fire road with no plan and quickly becoming mosi-meat. Buck was not stoked. "Vanlife sucks." Three days earlier… I was hard charging to escape the comforts of … Continue reading #vanlife Sucks
Finding our adventure home to-be
I bought a van I bought a map We talked of adventure I sold a van We bought a bigger van We committed to the dream I quit my job… #themountainsarecalling #vanlife This is the first time in my life I have ventured forward without a plan. Yes, we have a map, we imagined the places … Continue reading Tourist or Traveler?
I don't eat junk food...but when I do it's the "whole" pie. Like mowing the grass we cut it down to watch it grow, so we can go back a week later and cut it, again. I (insert activity) so I can go home and stuff my face hole so I have more power to … Continue reading Stream of conscious non-bakery
So, basically an expectation we place upon ourselves to be better than our current self. We give it a hard deadline, we put it all on the line for a calculated yet ultimately arbitrary guess. We get lost in the abyss of future potential. Please don't misunderstand, I thrive on goals. I thrive and … Continue reading Goal: noun, the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
Mission: Trans Atlas Marathon 6 Days 285 km (175 miles) 14000+meters of UP
Megan the “friend in common” with the TAM, arrived. A seasoned performer in the art of stage racing and the only other American comrade for the duration of this exploit. As we journeyed to the starting village of this endeavour we were joined by 33 other foreigners and 25 or so Moroccans. In this race, … Continue reading Massi Mushki Maroc (part 2)
I strive to be a clean eater and packed accordingly. When your coach tells you to pack some junk food, pack it. We were required to carry at least 1500 calories of food with for each stage. So I packed my fruit puree and oatmeal squeeze tubes, my peanut butter and dried fruit granola bars, … Continue reading Massi Mushki Maroc (part 3)