I’ve been into bikes since grade school when I got my first BMX bike and it gave me the freedom to ride and explore all day until it got dark. The first time I got to ride my “real” mountain bike in the Black Hills I was hooked. I would work nights and weekends at the Triple H Truckstop in Murdo just to have money for gas and bike parts and to be able to go on a bunch of weekend camping trips in the summer.
I spent a lot of my adult life in Missoula MT. Most of my free time was spent outdoors there no matter what season it was. Most of my co-workers wanted time off during the summer so I’d take a lot of mine in the winter and I’d head to the desert for a few weeks of camping and riding.
Fast forward to now. I don’t have as much time as I’d like but I’m active as much as I can be. Part of the reason I enjoy having a newer truck is the ability to walk away from it for a few days and know it’s ready to go when I’m done with my time off. The riding isn’t as exciting as a single track trail in the mountains of western Montana, but the trade off is I no longer need to carry bear spray. Gone is full suspension trail bike with 150mm of travel on both ends, in its place is a bike made for exploring the endless gravel and dirt roads of Nebraska.
Most of my rides now are at a slower pace and involve some snacks to make sure I can get home after a day of riding. Here are some pics from Fillmore County Nebraska, USA.
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I’m currently in the process of getting this one set up for some desert exploration this December. I plan on heading to NV and AZ for a couple weeks or more depending on if the new truck is here or not.
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Puppage Road Train Member
- Aug 2, 2012
I love biking. I'm actually headed off to the mountains tomorrow for a week and hope to hit some new single track. Going to take the action cam along and hopefully get some good video.D.Tibbitt, Brettj3876, Flint1 and 4 others Thank this.
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- Jul 27, 2011
I was made aware of the Shimano Di2 auto shifting on bicycles. Have not used it but read great reviews.
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Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member
Decided to replace my old mid 90's Raleigh from my adventure racing days this year. Apparently I waited till the wrong time, as none of my dealers had much in stock.
I was planning on a Salsa Timberjack, but none were available this year.
A dealer called with a Trek Marlin 7 in my size. Huge upgrade from my old Raleigh. I used the leftover funds for several upgrades, and some nice packs for bikepacking.
Wasted Thyme Road Train Member
- Jan 27, 2020
It'd be nice to have one with you on the truck.
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