News from the Four Corners
Morocco 3: Piste 1507
January 4, 2018 In
[ Tazenakht, Morocco ] After almost a week’s rest in Ouarzazate, I started 2018 with a bang. And by “bang” I mean “piste”–in the Sahara...
Morocco 2: High Atlas to Ouarzazate
December 30, 2017 In
[ Ouarzazate, Morocco ] The days since Tanant have been a pretty serious reality check, and a reminder that when you start a hard ride with zero training, you had better...
Merry Christmas from Morocco
December 25, 2017 In
[ Demnat, Morocco ] Burrowed deeply underneath multiple blankets and a sleeping bag, a screaming bladder and the morning call to prayers interrupt my slumber. I hear the hotel...
Morocco 1: Casablanca to Tanant
December 23, 2017 In
[ Tanant, Morocco ] I guess it’s official: I’m on the road, I more or less have my sea-legs under me, and am getting used to life on the bike. Morocco really...
Pin the Trail on the Roadmap
December 15, 2017 In
[ Casablanca ] I love maps. Even more, I love the graph-theoretical exercise of superimposing arbitrary sets of vertices upon them, strung together with the most obscure,...
T plus 2 & Vaccine in Arm
December 14, 2017 In
[ Casablanca ] A few hours in assorted tin cans of the flying variety, one easy cab ride, an unnecessary game of tag with my would-be host et voila! Here we are: Africa. Afrique. ...
Pre-Morocco. Gear. Departure.
December 12, 2017 In
[ Manvel ] Here I sit at Intercontinental Airport in Houston, getting ready to depart for Dallas, then Madrid, then Casablanca. Might as well share a few pre-departure images...
T minus 12 & Ticket in Hand
November 30, 2017 In
[ Manvel ] Two departure dates have come and gone, but the third is indeed the charm: my ticket is booked, bags are largely packed, and I fly from Houston to Casablanca on Tuesday,...
Houston, We Have a (small) Problem
November 4, 2017 In
[ Manvel ] As you may or may not be able to discern from the above image, that’s a rod and a couple of pins inserted into the top of a femur. No, it’s not my femur…but...
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