I live in Reno, Nevada. It has been my home since 1999. I moved here for a temporary research position in Entomology at the University of Nevada. But as things turned out I made Reno my permanent home and my livelihood in the outdoor industry. Currently I manage Reno’s community bike shop, the Reno Bike Project. But, where am I from, how did I get here, what am I going to do with this blog? Come ride with me…
I grew up overseas as the curious son of two school teachers working at American/ International schools. We spent my first 15 or so years in Japan, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Brasil. I finished high school and college in the States while my folks taught in Romania and Burma before retiring. So adventure travel runs deep in my family. As a third culture kid, when asked where am I from I just say I grew up overseas.
My home is Reno. My home is within the bicycle riding and outdoor community here. My bike rides never fail to wow me with Northern Nevada scenery. I am proud of where I live to the point that I consider myself to have a chip on my shoulder regarding those who look west to our near neighbor, Northern California, for recreation and beauty.
My goal for this blog is to entertain you with my explorations of Northern Nevada. If the trips and their stories inspire or inform you to come out and enjoy Northern Nevada then even better. If the stories inform or inspire you to get out on your own explorations then even better. I am motivated by these prospects as well as improving my vanishing writing skills. Serendipitously I am enjoying my new found blogging community.
5 Years into Bikepacking Northern Nevada: I am still at the Reno Bike Project and have met some of you there. It is rewarding to meet and hear from readers, talk about bikes, or building bikes to get out and explore on, and finding routes to meet every need. Just recently after updating the Map Room I noticed a distinct void in the pins-on-the-map. Route finding inspiration comes that easy. Between Midlegate and Austin, north of US 50, I traced a dirt road headed past Peterson’s Mill Hot Spring that could become a loop around the New Pass Range with many roads to explore.