Our day started in Caspar Beach where we packed up the camper, hooked up to the truck and set off for stop number one, the supermarket down the road. We pulled in and a guy came up to us and said the bike rack on the back of our camper didn’t look right. I went back to have a look and sure enough the pin that allows the rack to move into a upright stored position or the down/loaded position had broken and the rack was hanging low! Luckily the camper is high enough the bikes did not drag on the road. With that discovery I
Ok I admit it, we are singletrack snobs. Having lived in Colorado for so long we’ve ridden some of the sweetest trails in the continental US. Areas like Crested Butte, Fruita and even Moab are less than 3hrs away. So it seems every year when we haul our MTBs out to California we are dissapointed with the trails here. So much so that this year we considered not even bringing them, they just sit on the back of the camper for a few months getting trashed waiting for us to head home via Sedona, AZ. Boy are we glad we changed our minds. We had
So we found out when Lars was about 12 months old that he gets car sick. Not on normal roads, he can cruise down a highway all day long but once the road gets twisty or bumpy it’s not good! We actually made it through the whole month without incident. A rental car to a remote beach on dirt and sand, taxi ride and a shuttle bus (twice) on rough dirt roads. No problems at all. Then it came time to take our shuttle to the airport in Liberia to fly home. We got about half way through the hour drive and it started. He
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We’ve all seen them on the ski slopes: 3-year-olds shredding black diamonds with the parents chasing behind. But where are these little shredders when the snow melts and singletrack appears across the mountain? With the invention of balance bikes, bike parks, and lightweight pedal bikes there is no reason your child can’t start learning to shred singletrack. Start with these five tips and watch your little one rip. TIP 1: START THEM ON A BALANCE BIKE Learning to balance, lean, and get your feet down when you’re in trouble are important skills to learn early. And nothing does that better than a balance bike.
I was 6 miles into a 30 mile day with Kalden (10) when there was a whole bunch of whining, crying and throwing of water bottles. This was not the scene I expected on a beautiful Sunday in the woods. Granted the trail was tough and was testing everyone’s skills but this behavior? Meanwhile, Kalden and I were grinning ear to ear as we dug deep into The Whole Enchilada… The plan was to ride the Magnificant 7 trails on Sunday but as I was picking up a rental bike for the day at Moab Cyclery we found out that The Whole Enchilada trail was
I love the sound of rain and thunderstorms in the distance when we’re camping. It’s soothing knowing we are tucked warm inside the camper. But Kalden and I had a big ride planned from the top of Kennebec Pass down into Durango on the Colorado Trail the next morning. When you have a ride in the high mountains with your 10 year old booming thunder and intense rain all night are not the best signs. But by morning all was clear in Durango and the radar showed no activity until late afternoon. So we packed up and started the long car shuttle up to the