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.
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.
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.
Running a marathon, or 26.2 miles, is hard. So how is it like to run the equivalent of four marathons non-stop?
Yes, a fully accredited Master of Business Administration from a respected institution. I did it, and so can you! Here's how.
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.
Lots of folks end up living wherever they can find work by default. I decided to stop working and find where I truly wanted to live.
"It's not about the bike." Well, when the bike weighs 44 pounds, has only one gear, and rolls on balloon tires... it kind of is!
In the Media
I'm not the Felix Wong who was a popular Hong Kong actor. I'm an American residing in Spain/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.
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.
An hour-long interview on the Adventure Sports Podcast about the Trans Am Bike Race, Tour Divide, and ultra-cycling in general.
The folks at Reddit invited me to answer questions about the Trans Am Bike Race, Tour Divide, and ultra-cycling.
In her beautiful memoir, world record-holder and local legend Libby James wrote a chapter about my athletic exploits.
I wrote a piece for this compilation of literature from the Tour Divide featuring several notable journalists.
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.
Volunteering at VaughanTown Puerta de Gredos was not only my fourth time participating in this immersive...
One year ago, I had a running accident that left me with a bloody knee, hands, and face,...
In April, I had the pleasure of hanging out with my good friend Dave during his...
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I love to travel and since 1999 had visited at least one foreign country each year. That streak ended in the pandemic year of 2020, but another one commenced in 2021!
Traveling is so much more enjoyable when you can communicate with the locals. Here are posts about learning languages (I speak five).
Cars are like rolling art forms. Here you will find one of the largest collections of photos of the coolest cars in northern Colorado and beyond.
After meeting the love of my life--a Spanish emergency room doctor--in 2021, I moved to Galicia to live with her. I am officially an ex-pat!