Texas Hill Country
Plano, Texas, United States
Nov 26, 2019
I'm an under-sized, un-athletic guy who likes to run and bike long distances. Despite a history of problems with my heart, kidneys, asthma, and anemia, I've always loved getting outside and moving around. Halfway through college, I discovered long-distance running and began running marathons and took up long-distance bike touring.
Since then, I've gone on self-supported bike tours in 16 countries, logged roughly 6,000 km of backpacking, and set course records in six marathons and three ultramarathons. Currently, I'm a high school math teacher in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
This summer, I'm bikepacking from Tucson to Seattle, staying on dirt roads as much as possible. The majority of the way, I'm following the newly-minted Wild West Route, a 2,700-mile route from Mexico to Canada that passes through Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Montana. In northern Idaho, I'll split off the route and ride the Trail of the Couer d'Alenes, then ride various rail-to-trails across Washington.