TransAmerica charity cycle: Day 19. Jeffrey City to Riverside. 129miles. Not much to say about today asides blood, sweat and toil! After a really comfortable stay in the church, a blue morning of light airs quickly turned into a relentless headwind! I was battered in all directions as my route snaked it’s way through the desert landscape. 50mph gusts made handling difficult, and my speed varied from 8km/h to 45! Made it over another continental divided, stopped briefly in Rawlins before pressing into Saratoga and then Riverside. This is my longest ride to date, and I feel good considering the battering I’ve had! Breckenridge might be too far tomorrow, especially with the two passes beforehand...but let’s see 😊@anthonynolancharity #fundraising#charity#bloodcancer#stemcelldonor#bonemarrowdonor#awareness#supermarrowman#wyoming#transam#cycling#gorewear#alwaysevolve#bikepacking#cycletouring . Special thanks to @lucimagery and @brooksengland
What is it about photos with a bike laying in the middle of a road that is so appealing? I believe it must be that, yes, we busy people of the world witness an image of what simplicity and solitude could look like. It’s a pure representation of things we outdoorsmen(women) are passionate about - human powered adventure, vast landscapes, and gaining a deeper understanding of our true size in relationship to the world and universe at large. #sanjuanhuts#fatbike#bikepacking#coloradocycling
THAT’S A WRAP on Interbike 2018! We celebrated our 25th anniversary and had a great time meeting with retailers, distributors, and new shops from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Brazil 🌎 More awards for Skin Wash💦 , but sharing it with friends from @nuunhydration while they raised money for @peopleforbikes was even better! (We also discovered its great for cleaning up spilled beer too.)
Can’t help but smile while reliving these memories from a year ago. Absolutely the most difficult adventure I’ve ever taken on and the one that has brought me the greatest soul-joy! If you’ve never really put your whole self “out there” and chose suffering on purpose, I’m here to tell you it will change you in the best ways. (And if you can do it with your best friend, even better!!) @kjew16 #bhx#pedalpower https://www.heatherheynen.com/
GDMBR: Day 19, mile: 710(ish)
Today, I made a huge milestone in my trip as I crossed the continental divide into Idaho, thus ending the Montana segment of my trip. It has definitely been a learning experience complete with stomach problems, knee pain, and the occasional downpour+freeze. I've met so many amazing people on this trip I can't even keep track anymore. Just today, I met a guy who biked the route in 1999 (the route was officially mapped in 1998) with a group of middle schoolers. Crazy inspirational. Hoping the weather holds out long enough for me to finish in late October. I can definitely feel the seasons changing on me. More updates to come! Stay warm and dry everyone!
Over the past few days I’ve been hosted by incredible people through warm showers - what a great resource for cyclists - people open up their home providing somewhere to sleep, a hot shower and food! It’s also a great way to connect with other people. I’ve now ridden 335 miles from Vancouver, Canada. My shortest day riding has been 15 miles and the longest 47. Each day is the same, but also different, stunning scenery and just the joy of being out on the open road! I still can’t believe I’m actually doing this!! It’s hasn’t sunk in yet!!!!
Island Park. Home to this backcountry road, 082, locally known as Fish Creek Road.
It's been apart of many personal milestones and memorable bikepacking trips, accessing incredible scenery and views from paths less travelled. I was here when I accomplished my first century ride on the #GravelPursuit in 2016. I was here when I made the choice at 7pm to continue riding another 100 miles into the night during the #FitzBarn in 2017, and I was here when I rode a 210-mile bikepacking route on my Surly Pugsley fatbike 2 years ago. And I was here this last Tuesday when I completely a solo, self supported [almost]century ride.
My thoughts when driving through Island Park for the first time 4.5 years ago were "this is place boring." But I had no idea of the adventure out beyond the paved highway and that it would hold a significant place in my heart from then on... This is pertinent because @jay_petervary's Gravel Pursuit 60 & 120 races are coming up a week from today. If you have thought of exploring this area, this is an amazing opportunity to do so! I am personally extremely passionate about this region that hugs the western border of #YellowstoneNationalPark .
Go pursue it and become apart of the @idahogravelgrinders tribe!
Camped next to a walnut farm last night. Woke up and rode through chile pepper and endless walnut farms. Endless waving and salutations to nearly everyone I saw. Mexico makes you feel so happy and welcome. Stopped in Jimenez, CHIH for the night. Tons of tacos, hydration beverages and a hotel room including WiFi and laundry for $25USD. Less is more. That’s the key to life. I hope the media keeps hyping up all the “danger”. I like being the only white guy around!! #mexico
Great Divide more Day 37 - on the way to Big Springs, Idaho. I never cease to be amazed at how many mountains I pedal through every day. I try to never forget to be thankful for both the opportunity and the ability to do a trip like this.
Seward! When you can’t leave your bike, you keep going...that’s what we did! Too hard to leave our bikes, too hard to say stop! So we keep going to Seward. It was absolutely beautiful! 220km, in two days. The road to get there was just amazing! We enjoyed our last nights in our tent, wild camping between the mountains, next to the river, and a view of one of the glaciers! Just perfect! We were really emotional during those 4days in the south...realizing that our trip was almost over, that it was time to go back home! How are we going to do to go back to real life? Let’s celebrate our trip before thinking to much!;) To make sure we were on track for our flight, we had the chance to have amazing 'warmshower' hosts who met us in Seward to give us a lift back to Anchorage, after picking blueberries!
Seward! Quand tu ne peux pas quitter ton vélo, tu continues...c’est ce qu’on a fait! Trop dur d’arrêter, trop dur de dire stop! Donc nous sommes partis en direction de Seward. C’était absolument magique! 220km en deux jours. La route pour s’y rendre était juste magnifique! Nous avons profité de nos dernières nuits sous la tente, camping sauvage entre les montagnes, à côté de la rivière et avec une vue sur le glacier! Juste parfait! Nous étions vraiment émus pendant ces 4j dans le sud...nous réalisions que notre voyage était presque finit, qu’il était temps de rentrer à la maison! Comment allons nous faire pour retourner dans la vie réelle? Célébrons notre trip d’abord avant de trop y penser!;) Pour être sur d’être dans les temps pour notre avion, nous avons eu la chance d’avoir un super warmshower qui nous a retrouvé à Seward pour nous ramener a Anchorage, après une cueillette de baies!