Texas Hill Country
Wimberley, Texas, United States
May 23, 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.
I like both hiking and biking, perhaps the latter a bit more than the former.
This summer, the plan is to ride a mountain bike from Tucson to Seattle, staying off pavement as much as possible, through a combination of trails and dirt roads. A similarly off-road tour in Africa was the original hope, but that'll have to be saved for another summer.