Highland Insomnia24 Nov 28 RJ Sauer / plog
Despite putting in the training and doing his homework, RJ Sauer had to contend with an unexpected challenge when he took on Scotland’s infamous Highland Trail 550: He only managed to sleep a few hours in five days, and not for lack of trying. Here’s his story of trying to keep it together while battling insomnia and delirium along the trail…
Making Time for the Trail21 Sep 10 RJ Sauer / plog
Earlier this summer, RJ Sauer set out on his first family bikepacking trip on a section of the BC Trail. A year prior, RJ had ridden the entire route during the BC Epic 1000, an annual bikepacking race from Merritt to Fernie. This time, with his wife and nine-month-old son Oliver in tow, he was out to see it with a fresh perspective…
Blood, Sweat and Skyr17 Nov 15 RJ Sauer / stories
RJ Sauer’s fat-bikepacking trip through Iceland takes a turn for the worse, sending his party on a quest for the elusive “Bike Repair Enthusiast” in the mystical mountains of Kerlingarfjöll…
When The Trail Goes Cold26 Apr 3 RJ Sauer / stories
RJ Sauer’s epic account of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational race from Knik to Nome, Alaska. A must-experience piece complete with maps, hallucinations, introspection, and exquisite detail of a monumental journey.