mountain biking

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. 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