Riders of the Pony Express

Riders of the Pony Express, Ralph Moody (1958, republished 2004 University of Nebraska Press) This is a short book, and one I was disinclined to like after reading the first…

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A Life Wild and Perilous
A Life Wild and Perilous

A Life Wild and Perilous

Robert M. Utley, A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific (Henry Holt 1997) I bought this book when it first came out. I've been interested…

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Stagecoach West
Stagecoach West

Stagecoach West

Ralph Moody, Stagecoach West (Promontory Press 1967) I think I picked this book up at a Friends of the Library sale. Great book. Incredibly detailed. I've read it twice now. As…

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The Pony Express Trail
The Pony Express trail: Yesterday and Today

The Pony Express Trail

William E. Hill, The Pony Express Trail: Yesterday and Today (Caxton Press, 2010) My partner, Lisa, gave me this book when I first mentioned I wanted to ride the Pony Express…

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What is Bikepacking?
Loaded bike - Not mine, but this is the basic idea

What is Bikepacking?

Bikepacking is, basically, just what it sounds like: Backpacking, but getting from Point A to Point B on a bike instead of hiking. The idea and the practice have been…

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Why Ride the Pony Express Trail?
Why ride the trail? Roads like these.

Why Ride the Pony Express Trail?

I first started thinking about cycling the Pony Express in September 2017. That’s when I came across a website with a story about Jan Bennett, a cyclist who was mapping…

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