The Dirty Dempster

July 20th to August 8th, 2019 – Slow down. Life gets away from us quickly and time slips away. Close friends move and shake and, suddenly it seems, they haven’t seen each other in a year or more. Jonny and Leslie have been two of our closest friends for a gosh-darn long-while and are so […]

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Xin Chào!

11/05 to 11/23/2018 – Another awesome year of marriage meant an another honeymoon bicycle tour. This time, Grete and I met up with her Uncle Mike in Hanoi to go for a backroads tour of Northern Vietnam. We pulled the trigger on this trip nearly 6 months beforehand (WAY early for us) after a great […]

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Many to McDonald

3/22 to 3/25/2019 – As the cold days of winter begin to lengthened, the siren song of the deep heart of the mountains becomes unavoidable. The stints of sunshine and birds singing quickly remind us that the mountains are opening their arms to us. It gently lulls us into a false comfort with the assumed […]

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10/5 to 10/7/2018 – October is the perfect time to get outside. Burket, Brett and I were craving some of that time outside, so we tossed together a quick 3-day/2-night bikepacking trip around the Yaak. Winding through old growth stands of larch and cedar, the empty stretches of dirt logging roads brought peace to our […]

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The Complete Alpine Trail 7

9/2 to 9/4/2018 – I’ve been itching to put this trip together since moving to the Flathead Valley a few years ago and riding my first lap on the classic Napa-to-Wire section of trail. Alpine Trail 7 is  a glorious 70 mile strip of dirt woven along the crest of the Swan Mountains. It runs […]

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