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From the Seat of a Bicycle

Have you ever looked at the world and wondered: “What if…?”
I have and that’s what this section is all about.


One tiger feeding another

I had a great time at the 170th year of the Waukesha County Fair, including: all-you-can-drink chocolate milk for a dollar. Here I am feeding a Bengal Tiger a small piece of beef.


Hand-signed letter from congress

Today I received a hand-signed letter from Congressman Sensenbrenner: “I’m proud to have a constituent who dedicated 4 years of his life to cycling the world. You have a wonderful story to share with the world. And I am pleased that you continue to advocate on behalf of an issue you care deeply about.”


Celebrating the book

Pictured below are the students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together. In my opinion the celebration of the book is the most important step. It helps the students realize their purpose in life, take a step of action with their passion… Continue Reading


Leave your car at home

Article in the Waukesha Freeman by Sarah Pryor about bike to work week. It is going to be cheesy, but I’d like to quote myself, because I do believe it is important for every community, and a bit funny that she included the last sentence. “Waukesha is a growing hub of biking opportunities,


Todd Hall Elementary School

Last week I got to visit a school in the Chicago area. The art teacher Ms. Holly thought of making an elephant sculpture out of recyclable laundry detergent bottles.


Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article

World traveler came home to fulfillment. This is a great story about my trip around the world, coming home, and how this all evolved into working with local schools to illustrate children’s books.


Growing Power

Sustainable Living: As seen by a man who cycled the world. I am excited to participate in the Growing Power Conference this week.


Adopt a teacher

Is being a teacher an adventurer? I can say from my experience at speaking at schools across the world that education is the backbone of our society. And, I can also say that teachers seem to be an extremely under-valued commodity. And even the best-intentioned teachers can’t overcome the budget restrictions, standardized (read dumb-downed) curriculum… Continue Reading


Why the oil spill is a good thing!

Here’s an exercise in thinking positive using the BP oil spill as an example. Also, it seems one of the byproducts of traveling the world is a desire for social activism, because I never imagined thinking of stuff like this.


How much oxygen does a car breathe?

We are all aware of our reliance on fossil fuels and their byproduct of greenhouse gases and poisons. But have you ever wondered about the oxygen needed to burn the fuel?


New Year’s Resolution

Have you ever wondered about the laws you’ve created for yourself. For tens of thousands of years the New Year has been a natural time to throw away what doesn’t work, so that you may walk unburdened into the future.


The high cost of low price

Please make informed decisions, because every decision we make has an influence on the community we live in, which eventually raises or lowers the standard of living for everyone, as our current financial crisis is proving. Every dollar you spend is like voting for a business.


For a guy who biked the world, you _______!

His assistant said, “I can’t believe you rode a bicycle around the world and are complaining about the sun in Milwaukee.” For the record, I’m burnt! But it is funny how every one eventually says, “For a guy who biked the world, you [insert insult] !”


Sustainable Futures

I recently did an in-depth interview in Vancouver for Sustainable Futures with Ryan Fletcher. This two part episode features stories of my travels framed in the context of creating a sustainable future and the rise of a global consciousness.


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