Jackson, Wyoming

For a complete Census Data profile, Click Here Median Household Income: $83,289 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 54.8% Employment Rate: 84.9% Total Housing Units: 4,930 Without Health Care Coverage: 16.1% Total Households: 4,317 Some of the noteworthy things about Jackson Dianna Alwerth DRE# -1292202909 663-4567 Drew Furnia DRE# 02202973360 619-8874

2023 Dino’s Git Down

For the third year, we made our way to Dino’s Git Down to enjoy a whole Lotta Chevy trucks and more! Some of the 5,000 plus vehicles on display. Some video is also on the way

Goodyear Arizona

Welcome to Goodyear, Arizona, a vibrant city nestled in Maricopa County. Known for its scenic desert landscapes, Goodyear offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern amenities. With a thriving community, excellent schools, and a variety of recreational activities, Goodyear is a delightful destination for residents and visitors alike.

RAGBRAI L Our last night was full of Adventure!

We are safe in Coralville, Iowa. Lucky for us, we got done with the ride, had dinner, a quick shower and got back to the bikes and tents, deciding to relax for a minute before setting up our bedding. Everything was still all stored in our duffles. Drew and Zachary retrieved the bags and bikes …

West Yellowstone Montana

For a complete Census Data profile, Click Here Median Household Income: $57,131 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 33.6% Employment Rate: 63.1% Total Housing Units: 1,609 Without Health Care Coverage: 13.7% Total Households: 679 Some Notable things about West Yellowstone These notable features of West Yellowstone showcase the town’s role as a thrilling base camp for Yellowstone …

Missoula Montana

For a complete Census Data profile, Click Here Median Household Income: $68,305 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 47.1% Employment Rate: 68.4% Total Housing Units: 54,542 Without Health Care Coverage: 5.5% Total Households: 53,358 Some Notable things about Missoula

June 16th – Lolo Pass here we come!

June 16, 2023 Friday Miles: 62.37. Total accent: 2,267 Totals: 737.6 miles. Accent: 26,204. 63.35 hours in the saddle The dawn of a new morning…blessed with another day to live. The tent brightens as the sun begins it’s climb into the sky. We huddle closely as it is chilly, thankful for a down quilt. Our …

Jun 15th – Final day along the river

Thursday June 15, 2023 Day 13 Wild Goose campground to Lochsa Lodge, Powell, Idaho 67.45 miles. 2,279 total accent Totals: 675.3 miles. 23,937 total accent. 58.14 hours in the saddle. Yesterday was such a special day and its experiences have changed me forever. I feel such a sense of peace, spirituality and connection with the …

Lewiston, Idaho

“Discover the captivating beauty of Lewiston, Idaho, nestled in the scenic Lewis-Clark Valley. With the mighty Clearwater and Snake Rivers converging, this charming city offers breathtaking vistas and outdoor adventures. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Nez Perce Tribe, explore the depths of Hells Canyon, and wander through historic downtown’s quaint streets. Lewiston awaits, ready to enchant and inspire.”

Portland Oregon

If you’re planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest, Portland, Oregon is a destination that should be at the top of your list. This unique city has so much to offer, from its stunning natural beauty to its thriving arts and culture scene, eco-friendly policies, and welcoming community.

One of the best ways to experience Portland’s natural beauty is to explore the Columbia River Gorge. This stunning area is home to countless hiking trails, including the popular Multnomah Falls trail. The Gorge is also known for its picturesque waterfalls and scenic drives.

Trans America Adventure Tour Jun 3rd

May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind be always at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face;the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,may God hold you in the palm of His hand. –Traditional Gaelic Blessing Our forecast for our first day’s ride. So blessed!

Astoria Oregon

Astoria, Oregon is a charming coastal town located where the mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. This historic city boasts an eclectic mix of art, culture, and outdoor activities, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, and sightseeing. Don’t miss the Astoria Column, a towering monument with breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Trans American Adventure 2023 – Tire Dip in Astoria – On the road to RAGBRAI L (June 2nd 2023)

Well we are here, what an excellent adventure already. We met up with my son and met his amazing girlfriend. The flights were uneventful, and of course the people watching was so fun. Picked up a U-Haul to get us and the bikes to Astoria, where we did a bit of sightseeing before turning it …

Trans America Adventure Tour Shakedown Ride #2

We had a blast riding in the desert on Sunday. Everything was going perfect, until out of the blue my Di2 simply stopped shifting. First thought was dead battery, but I know I had just finished a recharge after the Joshua Tree 55    • Joshua Tree 55 – Another unScripted61…  . So we modified the route home and I speed pedaled like …

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The Relentless Cyclist

Visit https://paulemaynard.com/blog/ to read additional stories about his cycling adventures and more.. El Tour de Zona 2023, Day 0: Getting My Feet on the Ground (or Pedals) March 23, 2023 / Cycling / By Paul E. Maynard It was a day of orientation.  I blew into Sierra Vista and was the first tent to set up on the baseball …

Kathy and Roger’s Excellent Adventure

One supposes that it will take a little time to get used to sleeping comfortably on the ground (for days on end!) I’m therefore figuring that I will have plenty of sleep-less nights – that’s nights when you sleep less than you wish you did – once we start our excellent adventure.

However, I did not expect to have a sleep-less night while comfortably ensconced in my great cushy marshmallow of a bed here at home! And yet, from about 3 in the morning until nearly 6, I lay awake for no good reason at all, randomly ticking through various things to do or to think about doing

Ready, set, weigh!

Everything is packed except for water. 1 liter weighs 2.2 lbs. Ouch! Not loaded, the bike is 34.2 lbs and with clothes, food and ‘home’, we’re at 72.6 lbs. Lucky for me, as we consume the food and turn it into energy, the weight gets lighter! Until we restock! So excited!

Post Trip Thoughts

All in all, we had a fantastic adventure.  The sights, the sounds, the smells and especially the wonderful people we met made for a great adventure.  I can honestly say I would gladly do this trip again.  Yes, I’d do some things differently.  Many things I’d do just the same.  Mostly, I’d just do it despite the shortcomings.

Part Three – Montana

Montana truly is big sky country. I noticed something interesting as we descended along the river. Many of the local residents have recycled flatbed railroad cars to make bridges across the river to their properties. Pretty cool and it makes a lot of sense. We finally hit the town of Lolo, just on the outskirts of Missoula.

Part Two – Idaho

Today’s ride was all about climbing up and out of Hell’s canyon. The ride from the campground started with a grinding pull up to lake level. We saw a sign proclaiming a Bighorn Sheep crossing. We hoped we would see some Bighorn, but weren’t that lucky. The road leveled out and we mostly followed the lake to the Brownlee dam, about ten miles away. We crossed the bridge into Idaho and braced ourselves for the climb.

Part One – We Hit The Road

A cross-country, self-supported bicycle trip is something I’ve long dreamed of from the time I was little. I can remember dreams of traveling across the country, pulling a camper along behind my bike. Of course, teenage years came along. Girls and cars completely got in the way of bicycling and any thoughts of a cross-country trip.

Mark and Matthew Benson Present – Our Cycling Odyssey July 2002

Introduction A cross-country, self-supported bicycle trip is something I’ve long dreamed of from the time I was little.  I can remember dreams of traveling across the country, pulling a camper along behind my bike.  Of course, teenage years came along.  Girls and cars completely got in the way of bicycling and any thoughts of a …

Patti calls Las Vegas, NV home after leaving Yucaipa, CA

In 2022, Patti moved to Las Vegas after working all her life.  “I wanted this to be the fun part of my life…going out…doing things.” Relocating in a 55+ community, she found the neighbors did not engage as much as she had hoped.  “Most neighbors don’t come out of their house except to get the mail or …