Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Living Vicariously

Trials of the Owyhee

When we arrived at the trailhead we were a hardy band of 16 or 17, many of whom were venturing into this high desert landscape for the first time.  After several weeks of cloudy, wet and often icy winter weather in the Treasure Valley, we were primed and ready for a sunny day in the Read More

A Ride With The General

A couple of weeks ago - while the Bike Hermit and Sky King were out gallavanting around west Texas - a longtime customer from McCall called the shop.  He introduced himself as Chris but I'm told he's known as "The General" in certain circles.  He was heading to Boise for a long weekend to escape Read More

We are always looking, hoping and striving for the best possible experience when we head out on a bike trip. Our free time to dedicate to these journeys is limited and valuable and we should do everything in our power to make the most of the opportunity. Many components in this alchemical equation are beyond our Read More

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

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