Give me the choice of any outdoor activity and I will choose mountain biking 99.9% of the time. I love the adrenaline rush of bombing down a rocky and rooty downhill track, I love the flowy twists and turns of well-built trails, I even like the grunt of pedaling up a long incline when I know there's a reward of a fun descent at the end. Are you a mountain bike fanatic like me or thinking about getting into the sport? Check out my guides and read about my adventures here.
Touring & Bikepacking
My first introduction to overnight biking was a weekend family trip when I was 11 or 12 years old. My dad had the ill-fated idea of biking from our house in Vermont to the quaint little town of Craftsbury, a mere 35 miles away. The plan was to do the ride in a full day, spend the night in Craftsbury then bike back the next day. Not really 'touring', but close enough for an 11 year old. Well, none of us were prepared for the never-ending hills, the hours in the saddle, the sun, the sweat, the struggle. Surprising enough, though, we made it and somehow, today, despite that unhappy ride, I love touring and bikepacking around the world. Read about my adventures here!
There is no better way to see a city, in my opinion, than on a bike. You get to cover more ground than you would on foot and you get to explore where cars or buses can't go: side alleys, trails, bike paths, and the like. In fact, one of the first things I do when arriving in a new city is to check whether there's a bike tour operator that offers a city ride. If there isn't I usually rent a bike and explore on my own. Want to see which cities I've biked through? Read about my adventures here!
I'm usually a purist when it comes to biking (pedal power all the way), but over the years I have come to appreciate other two-wheeled adventures such as exploring by scooter and even motorbiking. Admittedly, both are quite the thill and I'm excited embark on more motorized bike adventures in the future! Read about the adventures I have gone on here.