Western Longing

  • January 15, 2016 Olympic Peninsula, Part 2

    In October, it’s around three straight days. The riding is the easy part. Your body is warm (on a slight grade, even in my thinnest waterproof layer, in a deluge, I’ll overheat above 50º) and you...

  • October 19, 2015 Olympic Peninsula, Part 1

    From Banff I bus to Jasper and from Jasper I board a (much delayed) overnight train to Vancouver. I catch a bad cold in the night, waking to a swollen throat. From Vancouver I link local buses and wet...

  • October 05, 2015 Days 32-43

    *Missoula, MT to Banff, AB – 587 Miles*

  • September 05, 2015 Days 22-31

    *Jackson, WY to Missoula, MT – 452 Miles*

  • August 25, 2015 Days 9-20

    I wake just after the sun and pack quickly to get pedaling before 7:00. Coffee and breakfast will wait, I'm low on water and only 18 miles from my first store in two days and almost 100 miles. I make ...

  • August 18, 2015 Days 5-8

    *Days 5-8, 223 miles, Silverthorne, CO to Dad, WY*

  • August 08, 2015 Days 1-4 Photos

    I just realized the photos from the previous email didn't attach properly (the TinyLetter web interface is pretty unwieldy from the iPhone.)

  • August 08, 2015 Days 1-4

    I'm cringing. Cringing at the typo in the first email's overwrought subject line. Cringing at my hasty attempt to convey a complex bundle of emotions. Well, nothing to do but pedal.

  • August 04, 2015 Day 0 – Exhaustion is the surest route to delerium

    I’ve been meaning to write…