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G.O. 054 – Aaron Nardi

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G.O. 054 - Aaron Nardi, VHS to BMX

Aaron Nardi found himself shooting videos and riding BMX professionally at an early age. Eventually, he left behind his county fair performances and moved to Los Angeles where he began to dabble in marketing and photography ultimately discovering the power of controlled lighting. He now works primarily as a cinematographer and photographer with a large focus on fitness, sports, and music. He is also the co-creator of the series “Skaters in Cars” for ESPN. Aaron and Jason sat in Griffith Manor Park one morning discussing camera gear, bicycles, the evolution of video, and the confounding longevity of the VX1000.

LINKS:

aaronnardi.com
instagram.com/aaronnardi/

Skaters in Cars
BMX Movie Database
TYLT Untethered: My Passion

Props: propsbmx.com
Butcher Bird Presents – G.O. Episode

G.O. 053 – Leslie Kim

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G.O. 053 - Go Dynamite Starfish With Leslie Kim

Leslie Kim has been scribbling since early childhood. Unsure of her professional goals, she embarked on a circuitous journey taking her across the globe flirting with multitudes of varied career paths. She eventually circled back to her childhood passion for illustration and discovered graphic design. Climbing also found its way into her pursuits and inspired Dynamite Starfish, her clothing brand focused on climbing and her illustrations. Leslie and Jason chatted at Echo Park about her academic globetrotting, the finer points of design, and her 100 Drawings About Climbing project.

LINKS:

Dynamite Starfish:
godynamitestarfish.com
instagram.com/godynamitestarfish/
facebook.com/DynamiteStarfish/

100 Drawings About Climbing

Professional Website:
lesliesamkim.com

G.O. 052 – Erik Johnson

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G.O. 052 - Erik Johnson: Skis, Canyons, Consequences

Erik Johnson, Esq. shreds the slopes of the legal system and the fresh powder of the backcountry mountain ranges. A lifelong freestyle skier, he has extensive experience dealing with injury whether it be concussions, broken bones, or amnesia. A rappelling accident while canyoneering cost him a leg, but not his lifestyle. He continues exploring canyons and plowing through snow brandishing his array of prosthetic legs. He and Jason met one evening to discuss a world of wounds, skis, canyons, and perseverance.

 

LINKS:

Lawyer Website
EJ Facebook
EJ YouTube

Beach Reporter Article

G.O. 051 – Cyndi Lang

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G.O. 051 - Turning Out Horses With Cyndi Lang

A Mom and Me Horseback Riding ad in a magazine unexpectedly set a new course in Cyndi Lang’s childhood. Her fascination with horses led her from vaulting to becoming a ranger and eventually a professional competitor. She and Jason spoke at a barn in Santa Clarita where they discussed the many facets of horsemanship, the responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, dealing with a spinal injury, and the phrase “green and green make black and blue.”

LINKS:

instagram.com/_cynders_

Carousel Ranch (Charity)
Griffith Park Riding
LA Equestrian Center
Don E Brook Farms
Eclipse Farms

Parelli horsemanship
Melody Ranch (Movie Studio)
Riding Schools Nationwide

G.O. 050 – Tristan Gooley

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G.O. 050 - Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator

Tristan Gooley began exploring the natural world at a very young age, craving the mystery and independence found in wandering. Learning to read nature and navigate his environs as an adult rekindled his childhood wonder. As a bestselling author, he has shared these skills across five books including his latest, How to Read Water. Tristan embarks on expeditions across the globe testing his abilities as The Natural Navigator. He and Jason spoke by phone about his many adventures and latest book.

 

LINKS:

naturalnavigator.com

G.O. 049 – Annabelle McClure & Andrea Hassler

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G.O. 049 - Annabelle & Andrea, Climbing Road Team

Annabelle McClure found herself on sketchy first ascents at a young age with her climber father. Andrea Hassler passed on a career in concert management to instead study geography and climb nonstop with her new college buddy, Annabelle. Years later, the two of them convinced the Access Fund to hire them to live out of a Jeep for 10 months traveling the U.S. doing conservation work. They met Jason in Bishop, CA and discussed big wall climbing, bailing off of El Cap, climbing conservation, daddy issues, and poop tubes.

LINKS:

The Bill on the Goosehead Aid Line

El Cap Reports:
Day 1Day 2Day 3

Lynn Hill

accessfund.org
facebook.com/ConservationTeam/
instagram.com/a_climber/
instagram.com/hasslerfree/
instagram.com/accessfund
Dirtbag Gourmet
Conservation Team
Conservation Team Facebook Group

G.O. 048 – G.O. Gumbo

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G.O. 048 - G.O. Gumbo - End of Season 2

Season 2 of the podcast comes to a close, time for reflection on a year and a half of podcasting and two months of working from the road. We also listen to three humorous stories from Steven Calcote, Scott Swaney, and Dusty Hulet. Sit back for tales of a queasy movie shoot in Mexico, adventures in free-diving, and the Fabled Yellowstone Gorilla.

 

LINKS:

TYLT Untethered series (featuring Erika and Jason)

G.O. 047 – Dan Sedlacek

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G.O. 047 - Uphill on the PCT with Dan Sedlacek

Dan Sedlacek, at 14, was inspired to seek out the PCT when he met a group of friendly thru-hikers. Years later, he and his brother tackled the 2600+ mile trail using gear they had made themselves. Here a second inspiration would hit, a desire to create a handmade gear company. Now, Dan runs Uphill Designs located in Seattle. He and Jason sat in the office one morning discussing the triumphs and travails of the Pacific Crest Trail and running a small business.

LINKS:

uphilldesigns.com
facebook.com/uphilldesignsco
instagram.com/uphilldesigns
etsy.com/shop/UphillDesignsCo

PCT Association: pcta.org
Ray Jardine: rayjardine.com
Yogi’s PCT Handbook
Trail Life (New edition of PCT Hiker’s Handbook)
Anish Anderson

Washington Trails Association: wta.org
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

G.O. 046 – Jenn Velie

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G.O. 046 - Riding Waves with Outdoor Educator Jenn Velie

Jenn Velie is an amalgamation of her parent’s strengths. Inspired by her father’s love of the outdoors and her mother’s successes as an educator, she became an outdoor educator. As the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator at the University of Central Florida she has the opportunity to pass on the benefits of time in nature to students of all backgrounds and experiences. She and Jason met at a park in UCF to discuss SCUBA, surfing, sharks, the changes she sees in students, and a face mask full of mucus.

 

LINKS:

instagram.com/j.velie
UCF Outdoor Adventure Program

Roots Rated: rootsrated.com
REI Outdoor School

G.O. 045 – Paul Hytinen & Dylan Gonda

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G.O. 045 - Touring the Divide with Paul & Dylan

The Tour Divide is a backcountry off-road cycling route spanning over 2700 miles from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Paul Hytinen and Dylan Gonda are two men separated by 40 years in age who both found themselves itching to take on this challenge. Jason sat down with both of them at Paul’s Michigan home to discuss the draw of the trail and the intricacies of completing it.

LINKS:

Paul’s Facebook
Dylan’s Instagram
Dylan’s Facebook
greatlakesgreatstories.org

Ride the Divide Documentary
bikepacking.net
bikepacking.com
tourdivide.org
tourdivide.com
Konan Stephens Tour Divide Video
Crazy Larry FB

Arrowhead 135

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