Rob Auston

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I started my career at Accenture in Washington, DC. I later packed up my car and headed West to Denver, CO. The plan was to stay a few months, but ten years later it is still home. During this time I worked in technology at Exclusive Resorts and Vail Resorts. In 2014, I took the plunge and started my first company and have since founded two more that have also failed. I write about my three passions: the outdoors, travel & technology. Connect with me on Twitter @rauston.

August, 2017

  • 13 August

    Cycling the Alps 2 Ocean trail in New Zealand

    The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is the longest continuous ride in New Zealand and takes in some of the country’s most incredible scenery. From New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mt. Cook, the trail descends over 2000 ft and travels 300km to the coastal town of Oamaru. Summary There is …

May, 2017

  • 8 May

    3 Days on the West Coast Wilderness Trail

    In the midst of the Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand, lie a series of tracks carved by pioneering gold-miners. Today these old tracks, together with extensive water races, logging tramways and historic railway lines, form the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Summary Riding the West Coast of New Zealand …

April, 2017

  • 14 April

    Cycling the Clutha Gold & Roxburgh Gorge Combo

    The Clutha Gold Trail showcases the area’s history of early Maori moa hunters, Chinese gold miners, European pastoral farming, mining and railways. The Roxburgh Gorge Trail provides a spectacular ride following the Clutha River. The trail offers the opportunity to explore one of the most unique landscapes in New Zealand, …

  • 13 April

    The Otago Central Rail Trail in Two Days

    The Otago Central Rail Trail is a 150-kilometre cycling track in the South Island of New Zealand. A pioneering project for New Zealand, the trail runs in an arc between Clyde and Middlemarch, along the route of the former Otago Central Railway. The trail has become a popular destination, with 10,000-12,000 users per …