Scott Alumbaugh

Scott Alumbaugh is  the author of On the Pony Express Trail: One Man’s Journey to Discover History From a Different Kind of Saddle. His works also include a novela, Will Kill for Food, and short fiction published in StoryQuarterly, Kestrel, Hunger Mountain Review, Black Fork Review, and Meat for Tea. His stories have been read onstage by professional actors at Stories on Stage Davis and Stories on Stage Sacramento. Alumbaugh is an avid cyclist who has ridden numerous ultra-distance events. He was so taken with the Pony Express that at age 62 he bikepacked 1,400 miles of the trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Salt Lake City, Utah. His journey took five weeks on a route that was mostly off-road. Scott formerly practiced business litigation in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. He and his partner, Lisa Ikemoto, live in Davis, California.

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