Applying to be a Blackburn Ranger

In Feburary of 2015, I applied to #beablackburnranger by making a good-enough-to-be-dangerous video about how I wanted to traverse the Continental Divide by bike.  Here's my application video:

After a LOT of interwebs hyping on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I got an interview.  I think the message of "you can have an adventure anywhere" really hit home with the folks at Blackburn Design.  At the end of the day, the majority of people are doin' the daily grind... not taking time off work to do a trans-continental tour of the United States.  I'm typically one of those people, but I get stoked to have mini adventures and teach other people how to have mini adventures that fit within the bounds of a "normal" life.  

After a few phone calls, I got one of six spots to be sponsored by Blackburn to cycle the Continental Divide!