6-2010 Update: I'm a little sad to announce The Falling Uphill Book Tour has concluded here in Wisconsin. I traveled about halfway around the country before realizing I was being over-ambitious, and that promoting a book is a full-time job, which doesn't allow for cycling 6-8 hours per day while pulling a trailer full of books. However, I am grateful to also have discovered that by staying in on spot (planning events can take months) I can inspire many more people; indeed, I have rediscovered friends are the greatest resource on the planet, and I feel honored that the people of Wisconsin have welcomed me back. Someday, I do hope to continue traveling around the country bringing my stories of inspiration to people's doorstep; however, for now I must also rest my aching body. Unfortunately, according to several doctors, while cycling the world , I went too many days without proper nutrition and hydration which has affected how my liver metabolizes sugars. But rest assured, I continue to share my story at all the local schools and special events.
Thanks to everyone who supported the journey. ~ Scott
As I cycle around the country, literally bringing Falling Uphill to life, I'm asking people the question that drove me around the world on a bicycle: "If you could do anything, what would you do?"
It has been amazing to see the sparkle of inspiration in people's eyes. The answers have been beyond my imagination, sometimes funny and sometimes serious as many Americans are struggling to pay their bills and reevaluating the meaning of their lives. Follow my adventures as I paint a picture of life in America in 20009-2010 and the timeless wonder of what it means to be human and to dream.
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Of course, bicycling isn't everyone's dream, but everyone has dreams. Why not join me for a ride through the countryside as an example that you can take that first small step in your own personal adventure of discovery? Why not challenge yourself and inspire your loved ones by sharing the adventure for an hour? Join the ride.
Maybe you're not a bicyclist but your passionate about the message. Why not help co-create the adventure (and your own) by helping network, or just sharing a hot cup of coffee and a warm conversation. If you're a really ambitious community member why not plan a speaking engagement at your business, church or school, or organize a local bike ride in your town. Some quick ideas.
Thanks to everyone for helping to make our "impossible" dreams possible
PS. I'm creating this as I go along, and I've literally risked everything I have, and teaching myself the same lessons, so if it's any comfort to those who may be feeling too fearful to risk living the life they truly want to live—believe me!— we are all in the same boat.
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