Adventure By BIke – Part 2

Trans South Dakota Bikepacking Expedition 2017 is a 740 mile adventure on gravel, dirt, ATV trails, and pavement that serpentines across the state of South Dakota. There are segments that go 100 miles without public access to food and water. I began my adventure on July 15th in Beulah, WY along with 9 other riders.…
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Adventure By Bike

The words of the title for the post are the tagline for Salsa bicycles. The words are emblazoned on the frame of my Salsa Fargo. This bike was purchased more than 5 years ago from Paramount Sports in Fargo, ND. The Fargo (the bike isn’t as quirky as the town!) has been a reliable and…
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Back In The Saddle

It has been weeks since I’ve placed thoughts, information, and/or insights onto this blog. It’s not that I haven’t experienced pangs of guilt about not writing for indeed this is something I enjoy doing. I have succumbed to what Stephen R Covey (author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“) explained as the “tyranny of…
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2017 END-SURE

It’s crunch time for the 2017 running of the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience. This is the 5th year that I have either been participating in or directing the event. As of Tuesday night, the number of registered participants (101) has far exceeded previous years. The weather forecast is favorable for everything from…
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Ryan’s Rise To Hrimthurs

It was late summer 2014 when I reconnected with Ryan. We met at MeritCare/Sanford hospital in Fargo,ND. When we initially met both of us were into running. Ryan was chasing marathon dreams while I was running on gravel and trails focusing on ultras.  Meeting during Streets Alive! on Broadway in downtown Fargo was coincidence. My employment…
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