This summer, we took a month away from making bags to go on our own bikepacking adventure in Scotland. After being inspired by Annie Le (who lives in the Scottish Highlands) when she visited Arizona last fall, we decided to sign up for the Highland Trail 550 bikepacking race and… Read More »Bikepacking in Scotland – Highland Trail Videos and Gear
My 2022 Bikepacking Triple Crown Challenge cumulative stats: (TD, CTR, AZTR) “The triple crown challenge was dreamed up by bikepacker David Goldberg in 2012. It is to complete the three classic dirt bikepacking events in one calendar year: The Arizona Trail 750, Tour Divide and The Colorado Trail Race. This… Read More »Thoughts on the Bikepacking Triple Crown Challenge
One of our favorite places to plant the Dispersed van is Moab, Utah. It’s hard to wait for winter to end and spring to emerge before we head toward the mountain bike mecca and surrounding canyonlands. The amazing riding and endless outdoor opportunities are no secret, and we often find… Read More »Hey Joe!
Looking to break in her new fatbike this winter, Katie set out on the notoriously sandy Mojave Road. Historically a Native American trade route, a 140-mile portion of the route was popularized in the off-roading community in the 1980s. Loaded up with eight liters of water, 5,000 calories, and extra… Read More »Sand and Snow on the Mojave Road
Arizona: the van-dweller’s winter paradise. The mild temperatures and endless riding opportunities make living here easy during the darkest months of the year. One of the major challenges of van-life is abiding by camping limits. Most places require that campers move every two weeks. When it’s time to pack up… Read More »A Dispersed Commute (video)
We were recently featured on bikegeardatabase.com, showcasing our tiny van-based workshop. We discuss what it’s like operating a business out of our van, our perspectives on bikepack racing as testing, and some of our favorite places to ride bikes. Check out the article here.
Here’s a gear list deep dive for what I used on the Triple Crown Challenge this year. Most of my gear was the same for these races, but they each have unique characteristics that warranted changes. *These are the setups that worked for me. You may want more or less… Read More »Triple Crown Gear List
This spring, Andrew and I had the opportunity to travel to Austin, TX to pick up Andrew’s new titanium Sendero and meet the Chumba crew. Vince, Michelle, and their daughter, Charlotte, one of the amazing families behind Chumba hosted us in Austin. Vince took us on a chunky mountain bike… Read More »Team Chumba Bikepacking in Big Bend
The last week of January, we pointed our van West from Tucson to spend some time in Ajo, Arizona. We heard reports of great camping, warm temperatures, and endless dirt roads. After some chillier days and chunky riding in Tucson, our bodies were ready for the change. The first few… Read More »An overnighter from Ajo
On New Years Day, we had a discussion about our goals for the year. One of those goals was to spend more time sleeping outside. Last year we participated in several races, but our non-race bikepacking outings were lacking. We mapped out a route to complete over that weekend. We… Read More »Santa Rita Loop