Thanks to Adam McRoberts at Big Things Crewing for having me on while I slowly got more and more caffeinated while we talk about living a life of endurance in personal, professional, and mountain pursuits.
Justin Simoni is synonymous with “pure adventure.” This guy’s self-powered running, cycling, and climbing trips are mind-bending in difficulty and require unbelievable mental endurance. He’s well known for riding a bike to and climbing all of Colorado’s 14ers in one fell swoop back in 2014.
“The route Freeway is one of the first scrambling routes you do in the Flatirons,” Simoni said. “It’s just really easy. It’s the first one I did. I was training for something much larger, and we had to do a lot of scrambling and at night.
In the wee hours of a late June night three months ago, the patrons of the Moose Jaw in Frisco reacted to quite the sight bursting through the front doors.
Out on the remote, amazingly wild ridgelines of this state’s most dangerous backcountry locations Justin Simoni would ask himself the most recurring question of his unprecedented trip: “I wonder why no one does this?”
Earlier this month, I sat down with Like a Bigfoot and talked bikes, mountains, and all points in-between. Have a listen!
We packed The Studio (Boulder) Airstream with a grip-load of talent to dive into the topic of fastest known times (FKTs).
Miracles of Miracles,
I managed to complete my Big Project for the year: The Tour of the Highest Hundred! There’s many projects that I’ll be branching off from this summer’s trip, but below are some articles/interviews covering the Tour – I’ll update if/when others are published:
REI Co-op Journal
I joined Ed Roberson earlier this week after we bumped into each other running in Chautauqua. Ed runs an interesting and diverse podcast called Mountain & Prairie and invited me to do an episode which I agreed to.