Month: January 2013

Bike-packing Trial Run; here we go

With the fierce winds that have gripped the Big Bend the past few days finally started to abate, I’ll be heading  out around 10am this morning for a two-day/one-night bike-packing trip into the Big Bend Ranch State Park.  Reilly and

Chiuhauhuan Desert Bike Fest

In less than three week’s time, mountain-bikers from around the nation will descend upon south-west Texas for The Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest; three days of organized mountain-bike rides in the Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park and Lajitas

Mountain Flyer Magazine Report from the Puzzler

Follow this link for an excellent report by Devon Balet in Mountain Flyer Magazine from this weekend’s Puzzler in El Paso.  Pretty good shot of yours truly grunting it out near the home stretch. [Photo Credit Devon Balet]  

On The Trail, In The Now

On the quest for self-improvement, more miles and enlightenment on the bike, I recently came across the following passage in Eckhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now(New World Library, 1999).  It eloquently describes the deeply spiritual appeal of mountain-biking; when you

The Puzzler; Where rocks are born

This past weekend was The Puzzler Endurance Weekend held in the Franklin Mountains of El Paso, Texas.  Saturday there was a marathon and half-marathon; Sunday were the 50, 35 and 13 mile mountain-bike races.  Billed as the toughest mountain-bike race in