Felix Wong running down a mountain road
Photo: Cam Cross
I am
Felix Wong
,
a
world adventurer,
ultra-endurance athlete,
and
writer-engineer
.
Felix Wong with carbon road bike and bikepacking setup
Photo: Corey Harn

Epic Adventures. For the love of a challenge.

My physical features are far from freakish, but patience, perseverance, and the ability to problem-solve have enabled me to do a few extraordinary things.

Honing the "three Ps" helps you conquer challenges, and challenges help you develop the three Ps. I believe anyone with those qualities can achieve virtually anything they want.

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Tour Divide
Tour Divide

The granddaddy of all cross-country bikepacking races. I was one of the original eight finishers of this storied Canada-to-Mexico mountain bike race.

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Trans Am Bike Race
Trans Am Bike Race

A 4200-mile, self-supported bicycle road race across USA from Oregon to Virginia. I finished in 8th place despite riding 1100 miles with Shermer's Neck.

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Boulder 100 Mile Run

Running a marathon, or 26.2 miles, is hard. So how is it like to run the equivalent of four marathons non-stop?

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Camino de Santiago
A Walk Across Spain

People have been making a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela for over 1000 years. This was one of the most satisfying and spiritually rewarding epics I have done.

Felix Wong playing a Steinway piano
Photo: Lina Xiong

In the Media

I'm not the Felix Wong who was a popular Hong Kong actor. I'm an American residing in Colorado and only sing (badly) in the shower or car. But I have had a cameo in a movie and made a few public appearances.

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Ride the Divide

This movie, now a cult classic, is about the inaugural edition of the iconic Tour Divide mountain bike race. Gorgeous cinematography, a stirring soundtrack, and compelling storyline.

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Adventure Sports Podcast

An hour-long interview on the Adventure Sports Podcast about the Trans Am Bike Race, Tour Divide, and ultra-cycling in general.

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Reddit: Ask Me Anything

The folks at Reddit invited me to answer questions about the Trans Am Bike Race, Tour Divide, and ultra-cycling.

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Still Running, by Libby James

In her beautiful memoir, world record-holder and local legend Libby James wrote a chapter about my athletic exploits.

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Cordillera

I wrote a piece for this compilation of literature from the Tour Divide featuring several notable journalists.

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Blog

I began my third year at Stanford only a few months after Jerry Yang had incorporated Yahoo elsewhere on campus. My major was mechanical engineering, but the newfangled "World Wide Web"—as viewed on a browser called Mosaic—intrigued me. How are web pages served? How could I create one?

So in the computer lab at Sweet Hall in my free time, I read enough handouts to learn UNIX commands, edit in Emacs, and write HTML code. My first webpage was about a 1974 MGB roadster, my very first car.

At the time I had no idea that documenting things I wanted to remember would later become my obsession. The term weblog, or blog for short, had not been invented yet. But it's fun to think I was one of the earliest bloggers—a tradition that carries on today.

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The 22 Day Pushup Challenge

Did you know that there are so many combat veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

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Memories of Rawlins, WY

The other day I received a postcard from my friend Mike. From prison. “All the times...

silver Audi TT roadster in the Poudre Canyon

Thanks for visiting

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Travel
Travel

I love to travel and since 1999 have visited at least one foreign country each year. That streak ended in the pandemic year of 2020, but another one will commence in 2021!

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Multilingualism
Multilingualism

Traveling is so much more enjoyable when you can communicate with the locals. Here are posts about learning languages (I speak five).