Downieville Mountain Biking Heaven

I’ve gotta be honest. I love Downieville mountain biking. We have done more mountain biking this summer than I ever have in my life. The majority of that mountain biking was downhill riding. We’ve been riding Northstar Resort here in Tahoe pretty regularly, about twice a week on average. To go with that, we have found a great free campsite just up the road from Northstar so we’re only a few minutes away each day. All that training and practicing at Northstar was going to come into play when Bailey’s mom told us that she had a family mountain biking getaway planned!

I had heard of the famed Downieville before, so I was anxious to get there and do some hauling ass. For those of you that didn’t catch Continue reading

Grand Teton Camping For Free

Today we focus on Grand Teton camping, for free. For many folks traveling to Wyoming during the summer months to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks, finding lodging and camping that isn’t already occupied or very expensive can be an issue. Here I will cover a great free area of forest service land that is camped on all the time by tent campers, RV’s, vaners, and the like. This land is immediately adjacent to the park directly across the main road (US 89). This is completely free camping just outside Grand Teton National Park. The road you are looking Continue reading

New Summer, New Adventure

Well well… It’s been quite some time since we’ve posted any sort of update on this website, huh? It’s finally a new summer. I gotta be honest with everyone. Sometime around midway through the road trip last summer I gave up with updating this blog and just continued living life. We have so many awesome photos from places that we went after South Dakota. Let me breakdown the full trip; California > Nevada > Utah > Colorado > Wyoming > South Dakota > Wyoming > Montana > Idaho > Washington > Oregon > California. Basically I didn’t blog on the second half of the trip. I’ll eventually get around to putting pictures up and writing about some of the cool things we did in Washington and Oregon before getting back to California. As least were not in this boat and still building the van out… In the mean time, lets do a trip breakdown.

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Sturgis Rally 2017 Motorcycle Recap

We headed out of the beautiful colorful Colorado and through Wyoming before we made it to the Western part of South Dakota where we met up with our good friend Tali. There were big plans of drinking beer, doing karaoke, and visiting the annual Sturgis Rally in Sturgis, SD. Oh yeah, lots of motorcycles and we were going to take a nice hot shower at Tali’s house.

Sturgis Rally 2017

Before we get into the whole story, it should be noted that we van camped in a few awesome places before arriving in Rapid City, South Datoka that will be discussed in the 2nd half of the post. So what did we do first once we got there? Head to the local watering hole of course! This place was called “Clock Tower Lounge” and it was pretty badass. We made some new friends and Bailey killed it as usual on the karaoke. She did an always enjoyable Honky Cat by Elton John. Classic! Continue reading

Radium Hot Springs & Mountain Biking in Colorado

Summer 2017 – From our last stop in Utah, we hopped on I-70 once again and headed east to enter Colorado. We were heading to Vail, CO to visit my cousin, Jack, and his fiance, Callie. There were big plans of spending the weekend at one of their favorite hot springs on the Colorado river. Radium Hot Springs baby! Bailey and I also had some plans for downhill mountain biking since we were in Vail. Why not, right? Plus… we had our employee passes so we got a fat discount!

Radium Hot Springs camping

After a nice Friday night of beer drinking, we loaded up some of Jack’s friends and all the camping gear and headed out towards radium hot springs. Continue reading