Scott’s Adventures

What is adventure? Adventurers are like explorers. You could say an adventure is poorly planned and you got more than you bargained for; or, you could say your playing with the mysteries of life and pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human. These are stories of Scott’s adventures through life, like riding a bicycle around the world, being the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina and — hopefully — many more, big and small.

Mars One transporter spaceship with solar panels.

My Quest to Bicycle Mars

In case you didn’t hear, I made round 2.5 of the Mars One project and my quest to be the first person to bicycle two planets. Listen to my NPR interview.

1,058 Mars One applicants make first cut

I am one of the 297 people selected from the United States, half which are woman and about 75 in my age group. I am excited to be part of this! Even in a thousand years everyone will remember the first trip to Mars.

Nelson Mandela's bathroom bucket

An unusual tribute to Nelson Mandela and his bucket

This may not be what most people would expect, but it is a personal story about what impressed me about the character of a man that is sure to be legendary. During my travels in South Africa I visited Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and did hard labor breaking rocks for 23 years.

Scott dipping his bicycle wheel in the Mississippi River at the end of RAGBRAI XLI

The world’s largest bike ride

I’ve been told many times: “You haven’t cycled the world until you’ve cycled RAGBRAI.” And, now I know why!

Prototype habitats line up on Mars

Scott Applies to be Mars astronaut

Scott applied to go to Mars and help establish a colony in 2023 — and so can you! Here is my application letter and video — it’s about inspiring humanity.

Dalai Lama wearing a baseball hat

Myself quoted with the Dalai Lama

Here is a short news clip about the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Madison, Wisconsin. He was the guest of honor at the “Change your mind, change the world” panel discussion along with other visionaries and leaders in their field.

Fox Lake Correctional Institute aerial view

Prison talk

I had the honor to speak to the inmates of Wisconsin’s medium security prison, Fox Lake Correctional Institute. It was one of my more challenging presentations.

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Halloween

For those of you visiting my site from another country, Halloween in the United States has grown into one of our biggest excuses to eat, drink and be merry, not to mention having some fun with cultural stereotypes.

Scott feeding a Bengal tiger

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.

Wisconsin versus The World

Watch my segment with Outdoor Wisconsin on Milwaukee Public Television. It begins at minute 9:00, and the crew did a great job filming, interviewing and

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