Category: Blog

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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…

Dirty Kanza 200_008

In case you missed the Facebook posts, my 2014 Dirty Kanza 200 image library is up! I am having some issues with the internet connection at my new location so I haven’t posted anything here in a while. View the 2014 Dirty Kanza 200 images go HERE. I will also be adding some…

Dirty Kanza 200_061

This is a list of Dirty Kanza 200 Race Reports. If yours isn’t listed contact me here: feedyourmonkey@gmail.com Bookmark this page as I will be updating when I receive new posts. 2014 Dirty Kanza 200 Race Reports ApabstSmear – Part 1, Part 2 Steve Biggs Brickhouse Racing – one and two from…

Heading towards Bazaar on Sharps Creek Road

I am honored to have a guest post by Dan Hughes today. Dan is a four-time Dirty Kanza Champion and a hero of mine. I have a lot of heros on the gravel. But these aren’t movie star heroes, these are “regular” guys with jobs and families that when they…