Who am I?

My name is Colleen O'Neil - I'm a photographer, writer and outdoor person in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. I grew up here and spent my high-school years trying to leave. Taking a baby step away, I went to college in Wooster, Ohio. My husband and I took a big leap to Colorado, where we fell in love with the bike touring in the mountains. We moved into a big blue camper van, then bounced back to Pennsylvania to work as bike tour guides and save money for big, big trips in the winter. In 2017, I raced the Tour Divide on my singlespeed, finishing as the second female rider. My husband and I have done a handful of trips, ranging from really excellent to kind of awful. But nothing makes memories like struggling. And time usually gives you enough distance to laugh at those memories later.


I really like cats. This is mine.


I write about cats, bike touring and van life on my blog