Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Idaho

Sifting Ashes from the Smoke ‘n’ Fire 400

So, what happened out there? Frankly, I'm not entirely sure. Even after nearly three days back at home and two glorious nights of sleep in my own bed I'm still sifting the ashes. All the oversaturated visions of rivers, mountains, valleys and canyons I had out there in the Idaho high country are swept into a Read More

By the time you'll be reading this post, I'll be headed eastward out of Boise with thirty-some other weirdos on a counter-clockwise loop central Idaho known as the Smoke 'n' Fire 400.  You've probably already seen all the stuff I'm carrying with me.  Now I'd like to share some of my hopes, dreams and plans Read More

Packing for the Smoke ‘n’ Fire 400

Greetings!  I'm a new voice here so I'll briefly introduce myself.  My name is Ryan King and I'll be riding the inaugural Smoke 'n' Fire 400 bikepacking race with the support of the good folks at Bike Touring News.  I've done a small handful of rides like this, including the Oregon Outback in May of Read More

In The General Vicinity

NO WHINING My initial response to this misery is to put the blame on someone and then to either make hurtful comments to that person or pout; preferably both. This is not the way I had wanted to go. My route would have been much easier and would have involved effortless pedaling through be-flowered high Read More