A 150 year old farm house somewhere outside rural Sebastopol, CA.
But I am most at home:
Without a roof over my head and moving freely…
I pay my bills by:
Running the B-Rad Foundation, teaching as a high school education specialist, and being as creative as possible to find joy throughout the journey.
I never leave home without:
My three favorite pieces of Kitsbow kit are:
Icon Flannel, Geysers Jersey 2.0, Coleman Valley Bibs.
I love them because:
They work so damn well, every day, whatever the conditions. Truth be told the best gear is the stuff you forget about while using because it seamlessly integrates with the experience. Kitsbow’s creations let me enjoy the moment wherever and whenever it happens.
You see this scar? I got this when I:
Can you be more specific….? I choose to believe scar tissue is stronger than the original skin, like a bonus new bike day for my body but initially involving gauze, medical tape and some ibuprofen. Let’s just say I have had quite a few learning experiences and I’m proud of each and every one of them.
The closest I ever came to dying was:
Waking up to my home filled with smoke and having less than five min to wake my family and bug out. Had we slept a few minutes longer or tried to save anything we probably would have been caught in the wall of fire that destroyed my home and much of Sonoma County in October of 2017.
The closest I’ve been to complete and profound enlightenment was:
The morning after. Nothing distills your understanding of what is truly important when you take honest stock of your life looking at your wife and children, and realize how much your heart is exploding with love for still being alive.
My favorite place to ride (that I am willing to tell you about) is:
Between the horizons and beneath the cosmos. Nobody said I had to be specific.
My favorite secret spot is:
Legal counsel is advising that I invoke the 5th Amendment. But bring a positive attitude, check your ego at the door and I might show you where...
If I ever won an Oscar, my 10-word speech would go like this:
Breathe deep. Speak freely. Laugh, love, and repeat as necessary.
Lastly, shout out to:
The unsung heroes grinding everyday to make a positive contribution in this time and place.
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade we do not intend to sit.” -Nelson Henderson
Every interaction, decision, and intention has a natural ripple effect. Nobody is perfect, and the human experience dictates plenty of ugly moments in each of our lives. But, props to everyone out there making decisions to help, support, and love every day, especially when it's not the easier fork in the road.