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Breaking Out of the Cycle of Rinse and Repeat

What is our purpose? Why do we seek new adventure? When is it ok to accept our current situation? The world is a funny place. We’re surrounded by people who confirm that what we’re doing is “right.” How can we know that were on the right path? Society can trick us into a degree of

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How a Through Hike Can Change Your Life

My body was tired. 40 miles in and everything hurt. Each step pounded my already sore feet. My legs propelled me into an open meadow surrounded by 3 mountains. The soreness subsided and my body did what it knew best: it kept walking. I became engrossed in beauty as I passed waterfalls, roaring rivers, and

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Circumnavigating the US by Bike: 28 – SD to Pasadena

August 2017 I set out on an open-ended bicycle tour circumnavigating the US. This video blog highlights the twenty-eight and final leg of my journey from San Diego to Pasadena, CA. This final victory lap took me up the coast in beautiful fashion. I rode up and down hills with the ocean always in sight. I

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Circumnavigating the US by Bike: 27 – Ocotillo to San Diego

In August 2017 I set out on an open-ended bicycle tour circumnavigating the US. This video blog highlights the twenty-seventh leg of my journey from Ocotillo to San Diego, CA. This leg of the tour was an incredible culmination of 5,000 miles of human-powered effort. I rode up 4,000 feet to climb over the Sierra Nevada

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How Bike Touring Can Change your Life

Suddenly, I felt a cool breeze. The heat quickly subsided as my bike coasted downhill. My body no longer felt fatigue, but my mind was more active than ever. Emotions coursed through me as tears welled up in my eyes. The miles ticked down and my tears ran as I approached the Pacific Ocean. The