GearJunkie Podcast: Justin Simoni: How to Experience ‘Radical Presence’

Blanca Peak, Tour of the Highest Hundred

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Click to Listen to, Podcast: Justin Simoni: How to Experience ‘Radical Presence’
Click to Listen to, Podcast: Justin Simoni: How to Experience ‘Radical Presence’

Justin Simoni’s driveway is one of the loneliest places on Earth. After all, it’s been mostly empty for the last 6 years. See, the “Long Ranger” — Simoni’s nickname — has been car-free for the better part of a decade.

And the only real use it sees is for the measly pair of tires that roll away in the wee pre-dawn hours when he his bike to his latest objective.

See, Simoni views the entirety of an as integral to the endpoint. So getting to the trailhead is as much a part of the fun as ascending it.

The Long Ranger sits down to discuss his epic achievements, including the Duathlon (ascending the highest 58 peaks in Colorado, ridden to by bike, summited on foot, and completely self-powered and self-supported), the Project (summiting Peak every month of the year in succession by a different route), and more.

But, as we learn, Simoni’s accomplishments are only half the story. It’s his mindset and approach to both life and his endeavors that really set the Long Ranger apart!

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