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Close up of one type of XP marker


My friend Kathy remarked that I hadn’t posted my planned routes for this ride, so I thought I’d post them now. I’ve broke it up into four segments of roughly…

Read more about the article St. Joe
Pony Express Stables and National Museum. The ride starts from here.

St. Joe

I’ve had a few days now to walk and ride a little around St. Joseph, and have really come to like it here. So much so that now the ride…

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Sorting equipment

Pack List

At the risk of exposing myself to public ridicule, below is my packing list for my ride from St. Joseph to Salt Lake City. I know: the list is absurdly…

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Read more about the article Tweaking the Bike
My Pony Express rig, by the XP Memorial in Old Town Sacramento

Tweaking the Bike

During the summer of 2020, I went on about two dozen socially-distant scouting rides in California and Nevada to check out portions of the Pony Express Bikepacking route. And it…

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Read more about the article Staying in Touch
SPOT's tracking map

Staying in Touch

If all goes well (i.e., if I don’t fall again and break something between now and then), I will start from St. Joe on Monday, May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day).…

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