July 19, 2010

Five weeks in the boonies!

I'll be out of radio contact for the next five weeks or so as I ride this behemoth of a bicycle with my two sons (we call it the Teasdale Train) from Glacier Park in Montana to Banff National Park in Alberta. We'll be accompanied by my lovely wife Jacqueline, who is also being kind enough to tow a BOB trailer packed with camping provisions.

These are a few images from our recent warm-up ride through Montana's Swan Valley where we camped at mountain lakes...

Hiked to waterfalls hidden in old-growth forest...

and tested our bike-hoisting skills on massive downed trees...

Not that we minded too much. After all, the campsites were pretty nice...

Part of the thinking with this initial 5-day ride was to determine if it was nuts to think we could mountain bike and camp, self-supported, through some of the wildest, most remote country in the U.S. and Canada. The conclusion? Definitely nuts ... but we're going for it anyway!  

I'll be sure to post more about our adventure when we're back in civilization sometime in late August. Until then, I hope you get outside as much as possible and enjoy your summer...

Note: if you'd like to read a story about our weeklong warm-up ride, head over here.


  1. Have a safe trip Aaron and family.

  2. Definitely inspirational! Good luck! Safe travels.

  3. Awesome! Hope to do that someday,

  4. Have fun and safe travels. I look forward to reading about your adventures!


  5. can't wait to hear, and see, about it.

  6. right on Aaron. enjoy this unplugged time with your family.

  7. Great to meet you at Spray Lakes Aaron et al, hope the iPod had enough charge and that you enjoyed your time at the Springs.

    Look forward to stories and pictures.

  8. Dude this is the BEST it can be from a MTB Father! GOD Bless you and your family!
    Armando Carrasco

  9. Yes! Love it! You are living proof you can continue to enjoys adventures even with children in tow, literally! In fact, what most people don't know, is that it is loads of fun! Can't wait to hear the stories and see more photos!

  10. yes, you guys are nutz! But what fun, and the rest of us will be able to benefit from your route finding skills. you have some seriously tough boys. And one seriously supportive wife!

  11. Found your blog and enjoying it, especially mtb camping with your family on tandem, as I am at that stage.


    Eventually i will have between frame bags everywhere.

    Man the scenery makes me want to move...

    Keep posting, keep riding.


  12. Good seeing you in Polebridge. I'm looking forward to the trip report!

    shaun santa cruz

  13. Dude, you are insane in the membrane. It's like I don't even know you anymore. Watch out for bears! Take care.