With the extra rain this year the Cottonwood "Falls" had much less of a fall than in previous years.
Pushing the eye mask off my eyes, I sat up in my sleeping bag to find myself in an unfamiliar tent. Whose tent was this? I found my head lamp and checked my watch. It was 3:26 AM. Close enough, I thought, and began packing stuff up. As my head cleared, I remembered it was … Continue reading Pushing the Limit: Day 7 of RAGBRAI
We had a trip to Decorah, IA in late December of 2016. During that trip, out AirBnB hosts Norma Jean and Daryl invited us to join them for some wine and hors d'oeuvres. They told us their story of moving to Decorah, and how they originally wanted to move to Lanesboro, MN. So, we kept … Continue reading Biking and Kayaking in Lanesboro, MN
A pretty view during a recent bike ride around Shawnee LakeA Subtle ArtIn Mark Manson's book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, he presents a counter intuitive approach of looking at life. For some it may work. It worked for me last weekend. Here is how it works.We all suffer on some level. … Continue reading Choose Your Suffering
Sunset at the High School in Tribune, KSAfter experiencing Ragbrai from 2009-2014, and then 2 days of 2016, it was inevitable that I would compare Biking Across Kansas (BAK, pronounced "Bee-Aye-Kay" rather than "back") to Rabrai during my experience. However, I promised myself to enjoy BAK for what it was, and not hold it to … Continue reading Bee Aye Kay