Caleb and I have been talking about doing a century all summer. I'd never done one on my own bike. I've done a 100-miler and the 200-mile ride to Thanksgiving on the tandem with Evan, but somehow I feel like that's different. I needed to do one myself. Caleb had never done one either. I … Continue reading Hug the lake.
Since we purchased our Salsa Powderkeg tandem in June, it's seen several different incarnations. First, we set it up as a full-on mountain bike, but a plethora of mechanicals proved that it's a ride way more suited for mountain touring than singletrack shredding, and so that's the direction it's been moving. Then we decided to … Continue reading Ride to Thanksgiving: The Bike & Gear
The sun dipped low on the horizon as we pedaled out of Huntingdon and down Rt. 22. It set as we crossed the Juniata River, tossing cotton candy hues into the sky and bathing the few puffy clouds in a pink glow. The world grew darker. The first 40 or 50 miles flew by. Through … Continue reading Ride to Thanksgiving.
In three weeks, Evan and I plan to ride our tandem from our house to his parents house for Thanksgiving. It's about 200 miles away. We are going to do it in one shot. It's a tradition for him, riding down for the holidays. For the past couple of years I've been envious, but this is … Continue reading To ride 200 miles.