Racing

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

G.O. 035 – Andrew Merrill

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G.O. 035 - Cycling Flight Paramedic Andrew Merrill

Andrew Merrill grew up in Lancaster, California where the L.A. Fire Dept. Explorer’s Program and the television series, Emergency would leave indelible marks on his character. A desire to help those in need and save lives lead him to adopt a career as a Flight Paramedic. He also draws great satisfaction from mountain biking and off road racing. He and Jason hid beneath a gazebo anticipating rain one sunny morning and discussed Andrew’s life in the air and on the trails.

LINKS:

instagram.com/rotordrew/
twitter.com/RotorDrew

Races:
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Bike Race
25 Hours in Frog Hollow Bike Race
Carson City Off Road Race
Whiskey Off Road Race
Tucson Half-marathon

LA Fire Dept. Explorer Program
International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics
Haiti Air Ambulance

Andrew’s Inspiration: Emergency

G.O. 024 – Esme Deprez

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G.O. 024 - Esme Deprez on Rocks, Skis, and Journalism

Ex-Mighty Mite, Esme Deprez is a journalist for Bloomberg Businessweek concentrated on delivering unbiased government and politics oriented stories. The social constructions of mankind are not her sole interests and she often heads outside of the bounds of society to climb rad rocks or ski fresh powder. Last year she traveled to Bulgaria to research the world’s most successful climbing wall company. Esme and Jason met at the La Brea Tar Pits one evening to discuss the exploratory merits of journalism, the appeal of scaling rocks, and life after youth ski racing.

LINKS:

esmedeprez.com
twitter.com/esmedeprez
instagram.com/love_n_squalor/
Walltopia Story
climbingbusinessjournal.com
bloomberg.com

Appearances on Charlie Rose

Some of Esme’s Proudest Work:
The Battle of Precinct 41…
Abortion Clinics Are Closing at a Record Pace
A Target And a Threat
Regulating Away Abortion
Poor Forever? Connecticut’s Ribbon of Hardship

Stories by Other Journalists She Recommends:
The Marriage Cure
Harper High School – PT1
After Newtown shooting…
An American Void

G.O. 014 – Mike Hastings

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G.O. 014 - On 2 Wheels With Mike Hastings

Mike Hastings was raised in the frigid motor city of Michigan where a love for machines and a superhuman tolerance for cold temperatures was born. Early in adulthood, he headed West chasing the two-wheeled pursuits of mountain biking and motorcycle racing. He even indulged a momentary fling with Super Moto. Several crashes later, he still chases his two-wheeled passion through moto clubs and long distance riding trips. He and Jason discussed these pursuits one evening on Jason’s back patio shortly before being massacred in a game of Risk: Legacy.

LINKS:

BMW Ventura EarthRider Adventure Ride Series

Adventure Rally Sierra Edition
(Mike won the 2015 Event)

Toujours Feidele – Tour De Camp Pendelton Road Bicycle Race

Self-Guided Motorcycle Tours of Italy
Hooligan Hoedown Moto Camping Event

Cannell Trail (The Plunge)
Mountain and River Adventures
Ewan McGregor Motorcycle travel movies

Hand-crafted Trekking Poles and Packs: uphilldesigns.com

G.O. 013 – Pamela Zoolalian

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G.O. 013 - Downhill and Up With Pamela Zoolalian

Pamela Zoolalian wants to do everything. She is not content pursuing only one sport, but lets the seasons decide what is available to her. Whether mountaineering, surfing, backpacking, snowboarding, kayaking, or mountain biking, she is most fulfilled outdoors. In 2013, she decided to hike the 272 mile John Muir Trail. In addition to her love for the slow-moving world of backpacking, Pamela also has an appetite for speed with a past in professional street luge. She is the only female athlete to compete in the ESPN X Games, Playstation Xtreme games, and NBC Gravity Games. She and Jason met at the Eaton Nature Center one afternoon to discuss these lifelong passions.

LINKS:

theadventurher.com
Non-Profit Website
instagram.com/adventurher
linkedin.com/in/pamelazoolalian
facebook.com/PamelaZoolalian
Pamela’s YouTube

Great Hiking Resource
(plus Pamela writes for them)

Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course
(Pamela instructs for them)
 
Dan Cortese Twitter

FAVORITE YOUTUBE LINKS:
JMT Solo Hike Video
To Tell the Truth Gameshow
RedBull Streets of San Francisco Big Air 2000
Oxygen TV interview with Candice Bergen

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