while hiking a long trail, it is hard to ever say that you are thru-hiker, because you have not yet completed your role-defining task, and once you have you are no longer doing so.

such is life. so, who am i?

in the past, i have traveled on foot or by bicycle over 30k miles in north america. i used to be the co-owner of a successful ultralight gear company named pa’lante packs. i created and popularized the bottom pocket feature in ultralight backpacks. i used to share personal travel stories on youtube that evolved into documentaries.

before then, i was an airplane seat design engineer. after work i played in six bands and released many albums as a solo artist.

and now? well, i have not yet made it to the terminus, so it would be inappropriate for me to say.