The Northwest Trail Alliance is a lot more than PUMP (the group known as the Portland United Mountain Pedalers) rebranded. No, this is a group focused and dedicated to making places to ride a reality. And that includes DH, Freeride trails, and dirt jumps too. Not the PUMP of old. I’ve been spending a good […]
All things come to an end; some things sooner rather than later, and sometimes sooner than expected. And our journey as the Trail Care Crew is one of those things. There are a lot of reasons for it, which we don’t need to go into at this time. Instead, we’re looking at what is ahead […]
Kelowna was our first stop of three for our Subaru/ IMBA TCC tour of Canada, and our first taste of some real BC single track. We learned an important lesson on our drive east from Vancouver; when you see a gas station and you don’t know where the next one is, always stop and top […]
First off, whatever you do, make an effort to pronounce Hurricane correctly. If you don’t, you’re bound to be the subject of some heckling. If you say it more like “Hurri-kin,” as opposed to “Hurri-cane,” you’ll find yourself much better off and spare yourself a good deal of public shaming.
Our next stop on the traveling road tour was El Paso, Texas. At this point the IMBA crews split off and headed their separate ways. Kelly and Collins headed back east, while Inga and myself were to make our way towards the Pacific, through the southwest.
After our job in Payson, Arizona, the two Trail Care Crews traveled to Carlsbad, New Mexico. On the way south we stopped in Tucson to ride with some friends.
Life on the road can be a bit hectic. Trying to balance bike advocacy with having a personal life, as well as trying to maintain a semblance of physical fitness has been a challenge, but after a few months of living on the road, we’re actually managing to get into a sort of non-routine-routine. If […]
When living as a road based nomad, it is always good to find a place to check out for a bit and hide. Even better if it’s known for gorgeous scenery and legendary trails. After a Subaru/ IMBA Trail Care Crew visit to Phoenix, we choose to make Sedona, Arizona as the place to make […]
We’ve been living on the on the road for a while now. Here’s summary of where we have been, and here is an account of the missions the Subaru/ IMBA Trail Care Crews have accomplished to date:
It’s official, we’re on the road! We’ve been traveling since the beginning of the year with the senior crew, Kelly and Collins Bishop, and have hardened up into seasoned professional travelers. We’ve been learning the ways of the road, and adopted the lifestyle that comes with a life on the road. Every week we are […]
We’ve now been in Boulder for over two weeks and are about to finally head on the road. Our first week began with a meet and greet with the office staff here at IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. We learned quite a bit, and are a bit overwhelmed even with the sheer amount of […]
It has been a unpleasant couple of weeks, filled with much more drama than was necessary, but we have finally wrapped up our lives in San Francisco. Stuffing the contents of my life into a 5×8 foot box in a warehouse was considerably more difficult than I had expected. Even after getting rid of three […]