This journal is about riding bikes in slightly unusual ways. My documentation method is images and vague details about some of rides I’ve done. These rides are usually multi-day adventures involving mixed terrain, lots of darkness, and odd confusing routes.
I put this site together in order to document some of the equipment, routes, terrain, bikes, and cycling experiments in which I’ve been involved. My interest is to learn from each ride project; however, my memory is poor so if I don’t document what I’ve learned I will keep making the same mistakes again and again. This site is that document.
Some other projects on which I get to work:
- Seven Cycles
- Ride Studio Cafe
- Honey Bikes
- Overland Base Camp
- Tomorrow Is Already Yesterday. This is my other public website; on it I post about work related projects. On this site – Riding to the Horizon – I post about rides. Rides and my profession usually seem to overlap in some way.
Social media that I don’t really use:
- Instagram – Lots of great images from the trail.
- Quiet Fondo Dirt – Patria’s provides her perspective on our adventures – and some of her own adventures I can’t keep up with.
- Life on Skinny Tires – Some good history of her adventures.
I hope you find interesting the images and information I provide in this journal.
Enjoy the ride.
– Rob Vandermark