The New World
Scouting Scouting California

The New World

I recently came across a Pony Express marker way off the Pony Express Trail. It sits in Rio Vista, California,...
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TwoDot Books Is Publishing My Pony Express Bikepacking Narrative
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TwoDot Books Is Publishing My Pony Express Bikepacking Narrative

I'm happy to announce that TwoDot Books will be publishing my travel narrative about my summer 2021 Bikepacking trip on...
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Ride Stats
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Ride Stats

A few people have asked me about certain ride stats: Distance, elevation gain, etc. So for those who might be...
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Ride Follow-Up: Buddhists and Post Offices
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Ride Follow-Up: Buddhists and Post Offices

It’s been a week now since I rolled down Emigrant Canyon in Salt Lake City, and I’ve been home for...
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Day 38: The City of the Saints
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Day 38: The City of the Saints

July 8, 2021 Coalville, UT to Salt Lake City, UT 57.9 miles/3,288 feet upper 90s/winds 10-15+https://ridewithgps.com/trips/70822220 The last day of...
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Day 37: Up One Creek and Down Another
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Day 37: Up One Creek and Down Another

July 7, 2021 Evanston, WY to Coalville, UT 48 miles/1,473 feet Mid-90s/winds variable to 15/tail and headwindhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/70756724 I was a...
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Day 36: For Pete’s Sake
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Day 36: For Pete’s Sake

My day off in Evanston did not turn out as I planned, but it was every bit as pleasant as...
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Day 35: Graded Roads and Early Check-in
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Day 35: Graded Roads and Early Check-in

I’m in Salt Lake City, waiting for a train back to Davisville (which doesn’t leave for another three days). In...
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Day 38: All Done
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Day 38: All Done

Just a note to say I made it to Salt Lake City and am resting with Lisa’s cousins, Mike and Connie....
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Day 34: Independence Day
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Day 34: Independence Day

I am currently in Coalville, Utah, having made it out of Wyoming after more than two weeks (since June 20)...
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Day 33: Simpson’s Hollow
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Day 33: Simpson’s Hollow

July 3, 2021 Farson, WY to Granger, WY 52.4 miles/1,360 ft low 90s/winds west to 15https://ridewithgps.com/trips/70548781 I got an early...
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Day 32: Expect Nothing
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Day 32: Expect Nothing

Still in Evanston, WY, before my final push over the Wasatch Mountains to Salt Lake City. The ride I describe...
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Day 31: Sufficient Unto the Day
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Day 31: Sufficient Unto the Day

I am currently in Evanston, WY, on my first layover stay since leaving Casper eight days ago. I broke my...
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Day 30, Part 3: The Actual Ride
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Day 30, Part 3: The Actual Ride

June 30, 2021 Jeffrey City, WY to Sweetwater Station, WY 20.7 miles/740 ft. High 70s/light windhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/70298487 You may recall that...
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Day 33: Untitled
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Day 33: Untitled

Please bear with me one more day. I promise to start catching up tomorrow. But for what it’s worth, today...
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Day 32: Expect Nothing (Placeholder)
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Day 32: Expect Nothing (Placeholder)

So, Expect Nothing is the title of the post I plan to write, not an admonition to you as a...
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Day 31: Placeholder Post
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Day 31: Placeholder Post

Just a note to say no post tonight. I still need to catch up from about noon yesterday (June 30),...
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Day 30, Part 2: Sweetwater Station
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Day 30, Part 2: Sweetwater Station

I apologize, but I seem to be getting a half-to a full-day behind on my blog posts. This post is...
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Day 30, Part 1: Jeffrey City
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Day 30, Part 1: Jeffrey City

Yesterday’s post left off with me checking into the Green Mountain Motel. But there’s a part before that I omitted....
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Day 29: Handcart Anabasis
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Day 29: Handcart Anabasis

June 29, 2021 Independence Rock, WY to Jeffrey City, WY 41.4 miles/1,200 ft. mid-70s/northeast wind 10 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/70251698 First, a confession....
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