Category Archives: India

A Look Behind the Scenes: Klaus Volkmann, Bamboo Recumbent Bike Builder! (+ new bike update pictures!)

A Look Behind the Scenes: Klaus Volkmann, Bamboo Recumbent Bike Builder! (+ new bike update pictures!).

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I Get It Now.

The Top of Mt. Whitney I remember in the months and weeks leading up to my 2011 hike of the PCT, as I prepared, I researched like crazy. I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Not … Continue reading

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SPONSORS: Welcome Crank Brothers and Keen!

SPONSORS: Welcome Crank Brothers and Keen!.

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Pacific Crest Trail 2011 in Photos (Mexico border to Central Oregon)

Here’s a little “start to finish” of my 2011 PCT (almost)thru-hike, pretty much most of these shots were from my iPod Touch (not great quality) and I have a ton from my Canon Powershot that I will add as well. … Continue reading

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West to East for Freedom: A Biker’s Quest for Healing and Freedom

(Editor’s note: I had originally planned to ride the Great Divide Trail this summer to bring awareness to the cause of human trafficking. I’ve changed direction just a smidgen, but only a smidgen: the cause is still and always will … Continue reading

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PCT Food Review: What I liked, Would Do Differently, and Recommend

(This is a little overview of some food ideas I used on my 2011 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. I did this hike to raise funds and awareness for victims of human trafficking. This coming summer, 2012, I will … Continue reading

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Dear Thru-Hike For Freedom friends!

Hello everyone! I wanted to write a letter to all those that subscribed to my blog, THF2, and supported me with notes of encouragement and followed along on my journey this last year. As you may already know, I started … Continue reading

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Nutrition on the Trail: “Redux”

About 8 months ago, I wrote about how I would attempt stay nourished on my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. In the subsequent months, as I have researched, tested and learned, I saw some changes in the original formula. … Continue reading

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C l o t h i n g : All I’ll Be Wearing for the Pacific Crest Trail

CLOTHING for the Pacific Crest Trail (Next month, April of 2011, I will be setting off from the border of California and Mexico and taking my first steps northward, hoping to finish sometime in September in Manning Provincial Park in … Continue reading

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A Big “Thank You” To My Sponsors

The date of my attempt at hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail is nearing. The reason I am hiking from Mexico to Canada is to raise awareness and funds to stop human trafficking and child prostitution. (Click HERE … Continue reading

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