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Texas Hill Country

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Wimberley, Texas, United States
Nov 18, 2018

About Coyote

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. Only a little later, I took up long-distance cycling and participated in a supported charity ride from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK.

Since then, I've gone on seven 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.

Coyote's Travels

I like both hiking and biking, perhaps the latter a bit more than the former. 

This past summer, I hiked the southern half of the Pacific Crest Trail. Since my job only gives two months off at a time, the northern half will be completed in a later summer.

Most immediately, I'm taking part in the Austin Distance Challenge, a series of five races, each held roughly a month apart. The series begins with a 5k and works up to a marathon, with your placing determined by simply adding up your finish times. I competed in the challenge in 2008-2009 and came in 2nd. This time, I'm running to win.

For next summer, plans are uncertain. If the stars align, I'd like to do a long bike tour in Africa. Backup plans include finishing the coast-to-coast ride I started in 2017 by riding from St. Louis to Acadia National Park, or perhaps finishing the northern half of the PCT.

Read about Coyote's adventure with his father in Central Texas. Music, food, wheels, family, all the finer things in life.

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