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Tour Divide Memories

Closed due to bears! I seen one grizzly about 30 miles in from the start of my ride of the Tour Divide in Banff. I do not carry bear spray, just a whistle around my neck. When I smell, feel, or am entering blind corners I toot my whistle. Ironically enough I am entering my …

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Stagecoach 400 Ramblings

Tracey, our dogz (Rippin and Chillin), and I just came back from a road trip where we incorporated an event, The Stagecoach 400. For us this IS a lifestyle, all of our time off is revolved around some kind of bike infused trip. This particular trip was something I been looking forward to for a …

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Last Minute Ride

Last Friday afternoon Tracey and a friend headed up to the Equinox Snow Challenge in West Yellowstone for the start on Saturday morning. Since West Yellowstone is only 104 miles away we decide that Tracey would take the van with her teammate, gear,  and dogs allowing me to ride up after work. I would be …

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Do Everything Bike

This past weekend was the first time riding the skinny wheels this year, as it was mostly among rain and snow, it had me realize the seasons are a changing and with that bikes change. We still have plenty of snow here in the Tetons and more will fall leaving us with plenty of opportunity to continue riding the …

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Decisions & Emotions

A few reminders as it is easy to forget… The are many feelings associated with the Alaska Ultra Sport and depending on how it actually went on the trail it may have open up others. The feelings will vary depending on if you are a rookie vs. a veteran and that is probably cause the …

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The Trail

How does the Iditarod Trail get established? Is it something that can be traveled all year? Who maintains it? Is it groomed? What makes it possible for people to actually travel the Iditarod Trail, weather it be human powered or dog powered? I think people are mislead with the word “trail”, cause a lot of …

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Rainy Pass

An Adventure from The Lodge to Rohn The section of Rainy Pass Lodge to Rohn is the mountain section of the Ultra Sport. It is where you climb up and over the Alsaka Range cresting over Rainy Pass and descend down through a gorge winding up in the “AK. interior” and the Rohn checkpoint where …

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What’s In My Kit

Every racer of the Ultra Sport, no matter the mode of transportation, is carrying some sort of “kit”. The “kit” is the equipment, gear, and clothing that one will carry throughout the event, from start to finish. This can vary greatly depending on an individuals comforts, goals and strategies. There is no mandatory list of equipment …

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Push, Push

Barley 24 hours into the Alaska Ultra Sport race and a lot is/has happened, I can guarantee that. It is, has been snowing lots where the racers are currently at on the trail, I can only imagine for the bikers that they have assumed the position. Off to the side of the bike, head down, trying to …

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Made due…

Being hit by mother nature in a severe way we did not get to ride the actual route, so we peddled some snow covered roads for a few hours followed by a great lunch and beverages at the Ponds Lodge. Thanks for all who persevered the storm and joined us for the First Annual West-n-Back, …

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Time to Share

I have been riding snow bikes in the Teton area for 6 years and am convinced that what we have here is the Moab of snow biking. Idaho, West Yellowstone MT. and Wyoming provide some of the best state run grooming programs which make this a reality. There is literally over a thousand miles of groomed …

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