How tos and Guides

Traveling with Dogs

I have been asked a lot recently on how we go on trips with our pups.  I love dogs so I am very excited to help others experience the joys of traveling with their pets. We have 2 dogs. Pre is a 3 year old Standard Poodle and Clyde is a 4 year old Blue Healer […]

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Colorado Summer Adventure: towns, trails, and logistics

We recently returned from Colorado where we camped, hiked, biked, and explored for two weeks. We are known for squeezing in as much adventure as possible for as cheap as possible. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing articles detailing our recent adventures. Each article is aimed at helping you to experience the […]

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Free Camping through Colorado

For 12 days Chris and I slept in our truck and camped for free while exploring Colorado. I am not going to say every spot was amazing or ideal but when you try your best to save money on lodging you become willing to make it work. Free Camping in Kansas Our first spot was […]

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3 fears of mountain biking and how to overcome them

As someone just starting out, crashing seems scary. No one wants to get injured, sadly we have day jobs. I know I am always thinking about my hands as a dental hygienist. Some days I cannot overcome this fear and have to realize it or I start making silly mistakes and

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5 Meals That Don’t Require Refrigeration or Cooking

Ever finish a long mountain bike ride and find yourself at your car so hungry? If you are anything like me, when I go on mountain bike trips I am nowhere near restaurants or electricity for that matter. So when I finish my rides I need a hearty meal asap or on comes the “hang-er.” […]

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4 reasons to get on the trainer

I am often asked how I can sit on the trainer for 2-5 hours at a time. Here is what motivates me to just jump on and train. 4 reasons to get on the trainer is an article that I hope can help you find motivation to train indoors.

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Specialized Epic Expert vs. Epic Pro

Its that time of year again. Specialized has released their 2018 models and now we are all searching for a new favorite bike. Most of the buzz is around the Specialized Epic Expert vs. Epic Pro. It is a tough decision between the two. There is only one question that really matters and that is […]

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7 Step Bike Check

This is a “post-ride” inspection. Looking over the bike after a ride gives time to order parts and make repairs before the next ride. The trailhead is not the place to discover mechanical issues. By the time the bike situation get sorted out, your friends have already shredded all the singletrack and are out having […]

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5 Tips for Adventures on a Budget

A common conversation I have: Friend: “Do you ever work?” “How do you afford all these adventures?” Me: “I am frugal with my time and frugal with my money. Here is how you can travel cheaply and frequently too…” I have had this type of conversation many times with friends and acquaintances. They are always surprised […]

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What to Carry During a Bicycle Race or Ride

We spend thousands of dollars shaving grams off our bikes only to stuff our pockets and camelbaks with an extra 800g worth of unnecessary items. I will admit that it is a risk vs reward decision. This is a list of exactly what I carried during the Cohutta 100, Mohican 100, Pisgah 111k, Wilderness 101, […]

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