Category Archives: Good time for all


Here’s some footage from our first WIPE, sponsored by CRAP and the Extreme Picnicking Society. We rode to McDowell Mountain Park on a Friday evening, ate a giant picnic and slept under the stars. The next WIPE is planned for the evening of Saturday October 18th, we’ll ride to Usery Mountain Park in East Mesa. It’s 23 miles one way.

The rest of the photos are here:

Gearing up at Bike Saviours.

Gearing up at Bike Saviours.

Look at this nerd in his kit on his geared touring bike.

Look at this nerd in his kit on his geared touring bike.

Night Touring.

Night Touring.

Extreme Picnic

Extreme Picnic

Star trails shot using Kodak Elite Chrome 200

Star trails. Shot on Kodak Elite Chrome 200.

Sunrise over Four Peaks. Shot on film.

Sunrise over Four Peaks. Shot on Kodak Elite Chrome 200 film.

Bikes. Shot on Slide Film.

Bikes. Shot on Kodak Elite Chrome 200 film.

Riding back through McDowell Mountain Park

Riding back through McDowell Mountain Park

Joes Cycling Fashion

Joe's Cycling Fashion


In my head, I hear this as a Socks voice recording

beep… 6:42pm, my bike odometer rolled over 3000 miles. In the middle of the Mill Avenue bridge, on the edge of a dust storm. Nick is riding with me and gave me a high five. …boop boop

Seattle to Portland 2008

Cycling 200 miles from Seattle to Portland over July 12th and 13th 2008.

Socks’ blog post with more photos is here

Becca’s photos are here

My photo slideshow is here

And now, a new feature on MFT, an audio blog recorded by Socks during the ride. Plus extra bonus sea shanty singing at the end. Click play below:


Seattle before the ride:

Hmm I wonder what that bus’ number was?:

Seattle Streets:

The Clark homestead:

The bikes are here! The bikes are here!

Basement build:

And this is where my forefathers crossed the river

Seshing the Seattle hillsides


The Ride

Ready to go at the Clark’s

Start line

On your mark

First stop at REI corporate headquarters, wow there are a lot of bikes

The basket’s first apperance

Oh we’re bound for South Centralia(r)

Hey where’s your basket?

Centralia, 100 miles and the end of day 1


Main street Camp STP

The sun is up, it’s time to go

Becca with a jacket?

Through the farms of southern Washington

Over the bridge…

…into Oregon

The last rest stop…

…then on to Portland

Yay we made it!

Now for a shower and sleep

Portland after the ride


Bikes and Bridges

Goodbye STP, it was fun

Grand Canyon North Rim Bike/Hike/Camp

Legion of Extreme Picknickers, Loyal Order of the Left Pannier, Knights of the Orange Table.

Mission: Grand Canyon North Rim

Date: 27 July – 29 July, 2008

Rebecca’s mission report is here

For the full slideshow, click here

Load up:

Chief Yellowhorse:

On the edge:

Sunset photos:

Saddle up:

On the road:


Cape Royal:

Hiking in:

Near camp:

Near Camp


More photos:


Sunrise at Cape Final:

Rebecca and her tent:

Back to the bikes:

On the road again:

End of the ride:

Heading Home:

The Quest…

…smells sort of like pesto.

The Mission: The Quest for the Lost Ring

Click here for Sock’s Mission Report

Hitting the trail:


The journey:

Along the way

The depths:

The Pool

Suit Up:

Suit Up

The Search:

The Search

Dive #1:

Dive 1

Found it! After Dive #2:

Found it 1

Found it 2

Mission Accomplished:

Mission Accomplished

Hmm, I wonder what could be in this one? Pirate Gold?:

This one next time

The West Fork of Oak Creek:

The Truth of the Matter

if it’s on the internet, it must be true  the truth  (edit – the page editor isn’t working on my machine ever. if you want to clean this up, delete this edit and fix the page. yep) 

Now THIS is rockin the ‘stache

This is amazing, right up there with Bear Force 1. In fact, I think the opening and closing sequence might have been their inspiration:

Some female undulation in the middle, but then they cut right back to the guy’s asses. What’s with that?