Tour 14er: 34 days, 12 hours – Success!


  • Total Hike Mileage: 387.9 miles (624.265 km)
  • Total Hike Elevation: 154,727 feet (47,160.8 km)
  • Total Bike Mileage: 1,609.1 miles (2,589.6 km)
  • Total Bike Elevation: 151,335 feet (46,126.9 meters)
  • Total Time: 34:12:26:57

tour14_finish.jpgImage (and beer!) provided by: user, glenmiz

Some Articles, 

A heaping portion of thanks – there’s far too many people to thank, but I’m going to do my best: 

Salvagetti has been my go-to bike shop for over a decade now, and the bike they helped design and then put together worked as flawlessly as a bike could, given these out-of-this-world conditions. Thank you Scott and every one who has worked there in the last decade+ – I really couldn’t have done this trip without their help. 

Bolder Bikepacking was able to make custom bags specifically for my trip, including a saddle bag with an area to secure my trail runners in, so that I wouldn’t lose them (imagine! A 30 mile hike in bike shoes!), They also did it with an amazing turnaround and a personalized touch. Someone I’ve been with since I started this whole, “ride bikes a long way off the beaten path” thing. 

Ultimate Direction and specifically the energy and interest from Buzz Burrell and Peter Bakwin, who are huge Fastest Known Time fans and love a good, long-distance, self-powered trip. Their gear somehow survived me, and will only get better, and better, and –

Selle Anatomica – makers of the best saddles in the World, hands-down. 

Trackleaders created the tracker map, helping to tell the story, while it challenge was happening. 

Some of my favorite photos from the trip: 


Start Time
Start location, with a very clean bike


Humboldt Sunrise




Babyheads on Lake Como Road


This  guy.


Home for a month


Imogene Pass. That was a big one. 


Stories to tell. 


La Plata – 14 #2 of 5 for the day. 


Missouri Mt. – 14er #3 of 5 for the day


Sunrise on Mt. Democrat


Longs Peak – 14er 58 of 58 of the trip. 


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