Cumberland Caverns (and Rained Out Rock Island State Park)

I had a weekend trip all planned out at Rock Island State Park. Nature didn’t agree with my plan and unleashed a monsoon on us. We had to change our plan and Emily suggested we go to Cumberland Caverns. Cumberland Caverns was 1) dry and 2) awesome. It was a very large cave and had …

Percy Warner Park – My Favorite Park In Nashville, TN

Nashville is my favorite city in America because I believe it has one of the best park systems in the nation! Change my mind! Emily and I have hit all/most of these over the years. Our favorites are Percy Warner Park, Edwin Warner Park, Radnor Lake, and Beaman Park. If I had to pick an …

First Bikepacking Trip – Land Between The Lakes

I’ve never gone bikepacking but wanted to give it a try. I’d spent a good part of the winter learning about it. Max decided he’d go with me (his first time too). For my first bikepacking trip we went up to Land Between The Lakes to ride on the 28-mile North-South Trace: Canton Road to …

Granny and Pipa – Through Joey’s Eyes

My grandparents were instrumental role models in my life. They put family first at all times. They worked hard and also worked hard at having fun. My grandmother would take hours of video with her VHS camera. Perhaps this is where I got my desire to document my journey. There seemed to be nothing my …

Getting Ready For My First Bikepacking Trip

I’d spent a bunch of time during the winter months learning about bikepacking. With my first trip planned and fast approaching it was time to get everything together. I had not been doing as much bicycling as I have in the past so I needed to get my body ready for the trip (and not …