On the heels of a nearly six-month hiatus from boon-docking (our preferred style of free camping), late yesterday we arrived to a great spot on public land just in time to catch our first Arizona sunset of the winter season.
Despite our summer and fall travels spent mostly in paid and crowded campgrounds across the Canadian Rockies and US Smokey Mountains, we quickly slid into the set-up routine without missing a beat … I even remembered to orient the rooftop solar panels to tilt facing south.
Kelly and I visited the Oklahoma City bombing memorial today which honors the 168 killed in America’s deadliest domestic-based terror attack.
The experience was highly emotional and incredibly educational. It serves as a reminder that political hatred needlessly cuts across all races, genders, and ages … ultimately most harming the innocent, who in the end have more commonality than not.
No one is going to claim the soon to be demolished Nashville fairgrounds is a beautiful place.
But if your plans – like ours did – include conveniently wandering this very cool city while eating your way through numerous hotspots, these dumpy racetrack sites overlooking turn-four do not disappoint.
A common understanding amongst bike enthusiasts, this simple math equation holds true as gospel for many who ride.
Mathematically, I’m increasingly convinced I would be well-served adding a proper gravel bike as a companion to my current mountain bike. Doing so will allow me to better explore and venture deeper into forest roads.
Today I finally had a chance to get outside and play in the forest over at the local #firemountaintrailsystem. Conveniently located a few minutes from our national park campground, the newly completed bike trail network is decently sized and loads of fun, although not particularly technical.