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Book update

I know it’s been quiet here at Half Past Done. A shift in priorities as well as an overabundance of fun adventures this year prompted me to put this site on the back burner for the time being. However, I wanted to post an announcement…

Dirt Search: Help fund mountain bike trails

When it comes to mountain bike destinations in North America, many think of Moab, Fruita, Sedona, and other desert meccas. But head north, far north, and there’s a hidden gem in the big, wild mountains of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Carcross, Yukon, is home to dozens…

Iditasport returns to Alaska

In a throwback to the early days of winter endurance cycling, the Iditasport returned to Alaska this past weekend in a successful comeback. And while fat bikes are now mainstream and cyclists no longer need to weld rims together to gain a floating edge over…

South Pole cyclist reflects on experience

This year brought a new landmark in both fat biking and Antarctic exploration with not just one, but three successful cycling expeditions from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole. Each one was achieved in a different style that has brought inevitable squabbling about the…

Petervarys win brutally cold Arrowhead 135

Amid a polar vortex that held temperatures into the deep minus teens and twenties, Idaho endurance cyclist Jay Petervary and his wife, Tracy Petervary, won the Arrowhead 135, a 135-mile race across northern Minnesota on the snowbound Arrowhead Trail. Jay’s time of 20 hours and…

Cyclists close in on South Pole

After nearly seven weeks out on the frozen plains of Antarctica, cyclists Juan Menendez Granados and Daniel Burton are both fewer than a hundred miles from the South Pole. As an enthusiastic observer, it’s been interesting to check in frequently with their progression south, read…

Australians attempt winter traverse of Brooks Range

Among the intriguing expeditions currently underway is two skiers’ attempt to cross Alaska’s Brooks Range during the winter. John Cantor and Evan Howard, both from Australia, are attempting to ski from Kotzebue on Alaska’s west coast to Kaktovik, a tiny village on the north coast…