With deep snow in the Colorado mountains, we leaped from the northern border of New Mexico to the southern border of Wyoming, where we had our most fascinating overnight stay yet–at Ladder Ranch, WY, a massive working sheep and cattle ranch since 1881, for six generations. We stayed in a comfy room in the cookhouse, […]
With a mix of wonder, gratitude and relief, we made it 620 miles from the Mexico-New Mexico border nearly to Colorado before we ran into deep snow. As we did hiking the Continental Divide Trail, we’ll leap over Colorado for now and continue north on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in southern Wyoming. Sections […]
We’re opening to our vulnerability out here, physically from the vicissitudes of body, weather, and gear, and emotionally from the astounding spaciousness of blue sky and sagebrush terrain. Porter awoke in the New Mexico desert one morning to snow falling. He had camped a mile down a red clay trail to find a bush out […]
This journey is a mix of assiduous attention to detail for survival and contemplation of luminous landscapes for the soul. After driving, sometimes for hours, to Porter’s drop-off trailhead, together we work for almost an hour to unload his mountain bike, Goat, from its vertical bike rack with its various locks and accoutrements, put on […]
Gail and Porter Storey begin the 2,774-mile Great Divide Mountain-Bike Route from Mexico to Canada, with Porter solo biking and Gail hiking while doing support and logistics.
Porter Storey mountain bikes segments of the Colorado Trail.
Gail and Porter Storey head to Moab, Utah to bike on their tandem and hike the canyons and mesas.
In between snowstorms here in Boulder, we’ve been stepping up our bicycling trips on “Hot Rod,” our new carbon fiber Calfee tandem. I’ve risen to what Porter calls our “Chocolate Croissant Challenge,” a trip in sometimes sub-freezing weather to a coffee shop in a neighboring town. In no time we were ready for our first […]
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