Dreaming about a day on our bikes in the South Egans

August 23, 2015. Camped in the shadow of an old windmill. Long day today, but beautiful and high spirits. Started pretty early. The storms pushed out the smoke and when we awoke before sunrise all of the mountains around were crystal clear. It didn’t take long for the haze to make its way back though. First … More Dreaming about a day on our bikes in the South Egans

How to Read the American West: Indie Bookstores and a Day Out in Reno

      This past Saturday, Renee organized a full Reno day for us, we left the house at 8:15 headed first stop for Sundance Bookstore, which was celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day with a free goodie bag giveaway to the first 25 customers. We were officially first, arriving about 10 minutes before the store … More How to Read the American West: Indie Bookstores and a Day Out in Reno

A Ride to Carson City, Eilley Bowers, and Carson Valley Monkeyflowers 

  We woke up early on one of these recent spring mornings, our stuff all packed up the night before, and got on our bikes for a  ride to Carson City where Renee had convinced me we should go to take part in a Carson Valley monkeyflower survey. Since we had the whole day with no … More A Ride to Carson City, Eilley Bowers, and Carson Valley Monkeyflowers