Brother Matt is one of my go to adventure partners. Whenever I have some hair-brained trip idea, he is one of the first I approach, and almost always says yes. While our days off don't always line up, we often make a point of driving the three hours through Yellowstone to meet up mid week.
Late last month, while visiting one of my favorite bike culture blogs, I came across an opportunity. Blackburn, the venerable bike touring accessory manufacturer, hires six "Blackburn Rangers" to ride a bike from Canada to Mexico. Along the way, the Rangers test and report on new gear, and create social media buzz about the trip. A journey like this has always appealed to me, but I want to add a fishy twist...I propose riding the Pacific Coast bike route, from Vancouver, BC to the Mexican border, while hauling rod, reel, waders and boots in order to fly fish for steelhead along the way.