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2014 Dirty Kanza 200 Images

In case you missed the Facebook posts, my 2014 Dirty Kanza 200 image library is up! I am having some...

Dirty Kanza 200 Race Reports

This is a list of Dirty Kanza 200 Race Reports. If yours isn’t listed contact me here: feedyourmonkey@gmail.com Bookmark this page...

Purchase Fine Art Prints

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...

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...

I’m quitting my job to follow my daydream

I am not kidding this time friends. I can feel it down to the depths of my soul. I have plans...

Camp Kindle

I am at a point that when a door of opportunity materializes,  I walk through it. I didn’t move into a 5th...

Farmhouse Classic 2014

Jim, Lelan and I met to discuss some Dirty Kanza 200 projects. The discussion turned to bike races and if...

How to become your best

Wondering how to become your best? Can’t figure out where to start on something huge? Simply start. Many times getting started...

Gravel Grinder Training: Tuesday night worlds

Tuesday Night Worlds: a weekly gravel grinder drop ride that puts me in my place. There is a range of cyclists...

cubicle life

I am not kidding this time friends. I can feel it down to the depths of my soul. I have plans, ideas and irons in the fire. But I am not finding time to follow through with them. I know that’s just an excuse. We all have 24 hours a day…

eric_mg_9838

I am at a point that when a door of opportunity materializes,  I walk through it. I didn’t move into a 5th wheel and into my buddy’s backyard for nothing right!? The opportunity that came up this time was called Camp Kindle. They needed a camp counselor for middle and high school aged…

Farmhouse Classic 2014

Jim, Lelan and I met to discuss some Dirty Kanza 200 projects. The discussion turned to bike races and if I was going to do the Farmhouse Classic this year. It happened to fall on a weekend that I didn’t have the kids and I was planning a long ride anyway. I…

011 Farmhouse Classic-001

Wondering how to become your best? Can’t figure out where to start on something huge? Simply start. Many times getting started is the hardest part. But know this: The more you do stuff, the better you get at doing stuff. Go do stuff. I have goals. Big Goals. They have to…

gravel grinder

Tuesday Night Worlds: a weekly gravel grinder drop ride that puts me in my place. There is a range of cyclists but mostly fast riders as this is a training ride. If you are dropped, you are on your own. I decided to ride the fatbike. I was prepared to get dropped, but…

facing fears

My heart glows brighter than the screen of my laptop as I read stories of people living in tiny houses, RV’s, vans or even traveling the world by bicycle. I’ve been reading these adventurous stories for years. They resonate with me. They’ve awakened something in me. I crave the freedom the…

rebecca's private idaho

My life started out with some pretty exciting potential. My mom grew up as a surfer girl on Venice Beach and my dad was a jazz drummer back in the 60′s. Then my dad decided to settle down and went to school to become a mechanical engineer. As he looked for a job he…

sunrise photo

Baseball. I don’t pay attention to it these days but back in the day my big brother and I lived baseball. If we weren’t throwing the ball around, we spent hours over baseball cards, organizing them into teams, looking up how much our favorites were worth, making trades with each other or friends or putting…

Flint Hills low maintenance

I’ve been out riding my bike and taking pictures of some nice Flint Hills scenes. No surprise right? I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. I think the sun, mugginess and first rides in the 90′s has me a bit tired out this Monday morning. So here’s a…

RV writing space

I settle into my new writing space as the morning sun filters through the windows of the 5th wheel. Steam rises from my coffee, Suzie the dog lays quietly on the couch and I look at the space waiting for words on the Adventure Monkey blog. I have much to write but I don’t…