Hells Canyon heat

We’ve been biking through some in incredible views recently into some very hot canyons. Mileage most days is determined by how much elevation we can handle and trying to avoid big climbs at the end of the day. Pictured above is a descent into White Bird, ID, one of the most long and curvy (and…

Oops…now for a recap of Wyoming and Montana!

It’s been awhile since I blogged! Here’s a recap of Wyoming and Montana since I last updated everybody.   We made it into Wyoming. Two things surprised me about Wyoming: that it was beautiful, and that we were at such high elevation the whole time.  One of our first days in Wyoming, we met…

Vacation recap 

Our time in Colorado basically has felt like vacation. Kyle and I went off the TransAm route in Pueblo, CO and picked it back up in Granby, CO yesterday. The days in between were filled with really nice rides around Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, breweries, and lots of friend time!  We rode from Colorado…

Colorado and my first century! 

We are in Colorado! We crossed the state line a few nights ago and are now officially past the halfway point of the TransAm portion of our trip!  Kyle snapped a pic of me doing my black fly dance, which is the dance I do when I’m being eaten alive by black flies. Black flies…

Stormy Kansas

Well, we’re on our own again now that mom and her friends have returned home! It was nice having them along for a portion of the trip, and it was also nice to ride unloaded for a few days!  Here we are starting out our ride to Newton, KS with weather in the background. We…

Le tour de Kansás (guest post)

[Ed. note: this post is written by my mother and is a consolidation of input shouted at her from multiple sources at a time across tables at breweries, Mexican restaurants, and hotel rooms. Please excuse confusing parts and/or blame Jill and Susie.] Day one, May 30th, Chanute to Rosalia. Guest bikers on Le Tour de…

Made it to Kansas!

We have ridden through all of the Ozarks since I last posted. One thing I’ve taken from this trip is to not believe anyone who tells you that, now, the hills are behind you. I haven’t felt like the hills were behind me until halfway through the ride yesterday, when we finally got to flat…

No More Rabies Blues! 

Kyle has had a sore throat since Nashville, and even though a doctor in Ohio said the dog that bit him probably didn’t have rabies, we both (Hypochondriac 1 and Hypochondriac 2) went through stages of being unconvinced. So it was a relief to hear that the dog that bit Kyle was up to date…

Down 12lbs (of gear) 

Gee, it was nice riding with my dad!  After day 1 of riding together, Kyle and I decided we needed to do a major purge/repacking. Yesterday was 84 miles in the heat at Kyle pace, and this morning I was very eager to ship 12lbs of gear to mom! My load is lighter now, and…

Tennessee 

It’s been awhile since I last posted! Dad and I had a nice ride to Knoxville, Tennessee last Saturday and made it into town in time to meet our Warmshowers host, Glenn, on the Market Square for roaming around, coffee, and an informational tour of old Knoxville.  After showing us around the city, Glenn and…

Haunted barns 

Hello from America’s foremost haunted house and barn scouts. Dad and I have spent the past 3 days coming up with a system of identification of hauntedness, which I will not get into in detail, but which should tell you something about the elevation we’ve seen in our past few days of climbing in the…

One week in! 

Woah, I’ve been doing this thing for a week now!   The past 3 days were spent in the grueling Blue Ridge mountains (still) and with my dad. Saturday we made it through 37 miles with 4200 feet of elevation gain, a little bit more than he was expecting, I think. I got called a…