POTW: The Bugling Bull Elk

Observing a bugling bull elk is an unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to witness it. National parks and wildlife reserves, such as Rocky Mountain National Park, offer prime opportunities to witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon unfold each fall. Imagine the following and listen in rapt attention as a bull elk, silhouetted against the backdrop of … Continue reading POTW: The Bugling Bull Elk

CATEYE, Padrone Wireless Bike Computer

Biking is one of our favorite activities, and when traveling, we are always looking for bike trails. Over the years, we have biked short, medium and long distances. The longest distance that we have biked in one day was 50 miles on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes last year (2022). During that same trip, … Continue reading CATEYE, Padrone Wireless Bike Computer

Yellow Jerseys of the Fireline:

A day fighting wildfires can require as much endurance as riding the Tour de France Ruby Mountain hotshots construct a fire line during the Dixie Fire in 2021. Joe Bradshaw/BLM Brent C. Ruby, University of Montana For three weeks in July, the world’s most elite bike racers climb steep mountains and sprint along historic cobblestones to … Continue reading Yellow Jerseys of the Fireline:

Driving above the Clouds

https://youtu.be/m8ot1dwSllg Have you ever wondered what it is like driving above the clouds? If so, let's take a journey from the summit of Mount Evans down to Echo Lake. Pay close attention, there are steep drop-offs and wildlife to be on the watch for, particularly the marmots, they tend to be right on the edge … Continue reading Driving above the Clouds

POTW: Mountain Goat

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large hoofed mammal that resides in the mountainous regions of North America. What truly sets mountain goats apart is their unparalleled agility. Their hooves are equipped with specialized features, including rough, rubbery pads that provide exceptional grip on slippery surfaces. This … Continue reading POTW: Mountain Goat

MEACHOW 2022 New Bar End Bike Mirror

I (Stella) have wanted a bicycle mirror for years, and I had reviewed dozens of different ones but I just couldn’t make up my mind. I finally decided upon the Meachow 2022 New Bar End Bike Mirror and I am very pleased with it. I placed it on my Trek Dual Sport 3. SET UP: All … Continue reading MEACHOW 2022 New Bar End Bike Mirror

TeamObsidian Bike Cover

After several years of "testing," I am sharing my thoughts on the TeamObsidian Bike Cover (formerly DAVANDI). We purchased the bike cover to protect our bikes from the elements and prying eyes. We originally bought the bike cover in June 2019 and have since upgraded our bikes as well, Stella now rides on a Trek … Continue reading TeamObsidian Bike Cover