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Here is the official site for Adventure Monkey Fine Art Prints! Click HERE and purchase yours today! If you have...

A Year in the Flint Hills Calendar

Just in time for the new year, by popular demand, I created a calendar of some of my most popular...

Dirty Kanza 200 Race Reports

THIS IS A LIST OF DIRTY KANZA BLOG POSTS FROM RIDERS AND SUPPORT CREW THAT PARTICIPATED. DON’T SEE YOURS? SEND...

1 Year 2 Wheels Challenge

One Year by bike. Can I do it? You most likely figured out from recent posts that I finally quit...

Take Flight

I came to a realization sitting in my dark corporate cube with eight days left of employment. A natural phenomenon revealed it’s...

Authenticity

Authenticity and the word authentic has been finding its way into my life quite a bit these days. I have...

Waking up from Surgery – Heart Surgery Part II

I woke up to familiar voices. The voices of an old friend of mine and some family members. It was...

Bikepacking gear and thoughts

I want to discuss my experience with the gear I used for the California bikepacking tour. The reason for this...

Earth Day Gravel Grind

Best way to celebrate Earth Day? A bike ride of course! I joined up for the Tuesday Night Drop Ride...

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday. The last two have been the worst of my life without exaggeration. Two years ago I...

Flint Hills Dirty Hundo

The DK 200 promotions team put together a weekend training camp entertaining a fine sized group of people from as...

Cycling Apparel Sale: all inventory must go!

Here it is: The Adventure Monkey Cycling Apparel Sale! I’m cleaning out my house in preparation to move into my...

Land Run 100 2014 Race Results

Land Run 100 Race Report The 2013 running of Land Run 100 was an epic. Finishing was a feat with the...

dirty kanza 200

Best way to celebrate Earth Day? A bike ride of course! I joined up for the Tuesday Night Drop Ride. If you don’t know what that means it is a ride where everyone goes all out and if you’re left behind, or dropped, that’s just the way it goes. I…

RV LIving

Today is my birthday. The last two have been the worst of my life without exaggeration. Two years ago I was sitting in a lazy boy recliner recovering from open heart surgery. Stagecoach 400 and Dirty Kanza 200 goals dashed for the year. Life was unsettled. Last year was a…

flint hills cycling

The DK 200 promotions team put together a weekend training camp entertaining a fine sized group of people from as far away as California. I presented about bike set-up Friday and joined the Saturday Flint Hills Dirty Hundo ride. I was to be the sweeper. Kansas sunrise We met behind…

Blue Hero Jersey featured

Here it is: The Adventure Monkey Cycling Apparel Sale! I’m cleaning out my house in preparation to move into my 5th wheel and I must clear out anything that won’t fit. All the apparel that I have left must go! I have set prices on these products crazy low. I…

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Land Run 100 Race Report The 2013 running of Land Run 100 was an epic. Finishing was a feat with the wind advisory, rain and mud. That was my first race after heart surgery and it took all I had to cross the finish line. It meant so much to me…

Fat bike Land Run 100

A week or so until Land Run 100 and the forecast for Stillwater, Oklahoma was looking very good – sunny skies, 60′s and low winds. I was looking forward to a full day of riding in beautiful weather. And I say ride because I am in no kind of shape…

gravel road flint hills

Miles. I needed some gravel grinding miles. It’s not like I was going to be able to gain any fitness in a week but I wanted to see how I felt after a big ride. It was mainly psychological for my go at Land Run 100. I had a lot…

bike trainer

This image is of me, on my bike, not enjoying it at all. Although Katelyn made it look pretty sweet, riding without moving is just sad. But I need to keep the pedals turning. This winter has been a doozy and I have successfully gotten into the worst shape of…

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Snoqualmie Falls in Washington is a powerfully beautiful place. I visited Seattle a few weeks ago to see Katelyn one last time before she would move back to Kansas and we would start a new adventure together. The PNW is a beautiful place with mountains, ocean, trees, waterfalls and drizzly…

facing fears

Many readers are curious how I am going to live in a 5th wheel (she still needs a proper name) and what RV living will be like. I plan on giving you a peek into RV living and maybe inspire you to become more of a thinking doer and less…