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The Challenge

By on February 20, 2020

Sitting at dinner tonight, looking at my most recent “bad decision”, I thought, “hmm, I wonder how close I can get to my former self when I was in really good shape?” Of course, “good shape” is completely subjective, and to me, “good shape” may be stunningly mediocre to you, but at one point in […]

See ya later, bye 2019!

By on January 2, 2020

“See ya later, bye”, is what comes to mind when I think about 2019 coming to an end. It wasn’t without its triumphs though, but the overwhelming majority of this past year has been a complete and total shit-show. Allow me to provide some context for clarity. The year started off with good intentions. In […]

Bikepacking Trip – Part One

By on March 18, 2018

The Motivation I have always had a love for the great outdoors and anything that had to do with being off-road and in the woods. I don’t recall exactly when I heard about bikepacking, but I was intrigued. It was something that I was very interested in as I am always trying to figure out […]

Necessary Evil

By on April 24, 2017

Okay, so “evil” is probably a little strong, but no less of a pain in the ass.  See, I have a Jeep Wrangler that I use for everything; road trips, getting me to and from the mountain bike trails, exploring off road areas and of course, her main role as my daily driver. To ensure […]

Land Bridge Sign

I made it!

By on April 16, 2017

Last weekend was a great weekend. Why, you ask? Well, let me give you a little bit of history so it actually makes sense. There is a mountain bike event hosted by the Suwannee Bicycle Association in White Springs, Florida every year called the Ididaride. It’s a play on words to the Iditarod, which is the […]

On a Steel Horse I Ride…

By on December 31, 2016

Well, maybe not steel, more like Alpha Platinum Aluminum to be exact. Since the invention of bicycles, there has always been a special bond between kids and their two-wheeled counter parts. Christmas, birthdays or any other gift giving occasion, little boys and girls from all around the country dream about bicycles at a very early age, […]

Chuck Lennon Mountain Bike Park

By on September 18, 2016

Great day on the trails at Chuck Lennon Park. After seeing the sign about the bears, I often wondered if I could out run one on my bike. Then I remembered all the Discover Channel programs I have watched throughout the years. Hopefully the bear I encounter doesn't like pizza.

Stop the Madness

By on July 12, 2016

Come on people, can’t we all just get along?! Seriously, this has gone too far. I know what’s coming next because we’ve seen it all a million times. Something tragic occurs and the left side cries that we need stricter control on guns. The right side says that everyone of the members of the offending […]

2016 Jeep Road Trip

By on July 8, 2016

Roughly three months ago, I acquired a 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ). I initially put quite a bit of time and money into it: fuel system flush, repair leaking oil pan gasket, cooling system flush, spark plugs, all of the standard “tune up” type items. Since it came with Chinese no-name tires that wouldn’t balance and […]