"I know I drive some people crazy with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked for me." Jim Henson
I'm a born and bred mountain boy from the foothills of the Rockies. Ever since I was a kid, I've loved playing in the dirt and exploring the great outdoors. My passion is getting people psyched to explore this beautiful planet, and making it a better place.
Here's some of my favorite adventures:
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Rode a bike 4,000 miles from Honduras to Boulder (After two years in the Peace Corps)
Survived the jungles of Venezuela for a month. Ate bugs to stay alive. It sucked. (Filmed for Discovery Channel)
Cycled from Maine to Key West
Cycled across Cuba, then gave my bike to a nice guy in Havana
Cycled from Boulder to Burningman (1,000 miles across the West)
Trekked the Three Passes in Nepal and visited Everest Base camp
My bike is my freedom machine, I love traveling on two wheels. I've found that15mph is the perfect speed to experience the world. I also have a deep commitment to preserving the beauty of our environment and staying involved with local and national bicycle advocacy groups.
You might be thinking to yourself, "How does this guy make a living?" Good question, I get asked all the time. I host TV and web shows, as well as produce, shoot and edit branded content. I also share motivational stories at schools and businesses, and I fill in the cracks as an emcee and occasionally write articles for different publications.
Interesting facts about me:
- I'm a mama's boy
- I've been a vegetarian for 15 years
- I've never owned a car (finally got my license when I was 32 so that I could do car commercials)
- I speak Swedish
- I speak Spanish
- I love the Muppets
- My apartment is solar powered
- I've eaten termites to stay alive in the jungle *See Venezuelan adventure above
- I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at age 4, it was 160/140-yikes! *I'm ok now
- I LOVE burritos!