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How to Create a Self-Sustaining Adventure

When’s the last time you woke up in the morning, packed an overnight bag, and just…went somewhere? So often, we let days pass us by. We get pulled left and pulled right and all around meeting deadlines, getting things done, and perpetually rotating between what “has to get done” and “things I have to do.” […]

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South Africa from a Non-Cape Epic(er)

March 20, 2012 I didn’t do much preparation for South Africa. Josh, my partner, had been training for the Absa Cape Epic for almost six months and watching how much work went into that, I figured that was enough preparation for both of us. I feel like I must state a somewhat obvious: A common mis-conception is […]

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Tread on Trafficking: Join the MOVEment

Tread on Trafficking is an eight-week fundraiser where treaders ask sponsors to support them for the number of miles or hours they spend running, swimming, biking, or working out with all the money raised going directly to Love146, an international organization working to end child sex slavery and exploitation. Love146 became a personal interest of Christine’s, after […]

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Absa Cape Epic – The Saga of Suffering

The Saga of Suffering by Jackie Baker for Liv/giant USA on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:19pm · Recently, Liv/giant’s Marketing Manager Jackie Baker joined Giant Bicycles’ East Coast Regional Sales Manager Josh Fonner to race the 2012 Absa Cape Epic. The two, racing as the “Giant Honey Badgers,” finished one of the toughest mountain bike races in […]

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Absa Cape Epic – Stage 2, Robertson (119km)

Absa Cape Epic – STAGE 2 Race time is EARLY. Alarm is beeping at 5:00am and all I can feel is mildew on my sleeping bag and the tightness of muscles. Usually the morning starts with, “Jackie???” and an answer of, “Yea….” then the unzipping of tents and the trudge to the port-o-john and off […]

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Absa Cape Epic – An Update from the Road

ABSA CAPE EPIC – PROLOGUE Josh and Jackie are heading into day 3, stage 2 of the 2012 Absa Cape Epic. The prologue started at the Meerendel Wine Estate in Durbanville, South Africa with cooler temperatures and a lot of fans. A timed gate start, Josh and Jackie were nervous but had smiles on their […]

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Journey to Absa Cape Epic

Today, the Giant Honey Badgers reunited on their bikes at the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve near Stellenbosch, South Africa. After climbing up a dirt road, they popped off onto some twisty single track and came flying down the mountain. Jonkershoek Upper Canary Trail ties into Mid and Lower Canary for a quick and fun ride down. […]

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Reaching Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone If you want to feel secure Do what you already know how to do. But if you want to grow… Go to the cutting edge of your competence, which means a temporary loss of security. So, whenever you don’t quite know What you are doing Know….. that you are growing… […]

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Francis Tapon: Hike Your Own Hike

Hike Your Own Hike with Francis Tapon A yo-yo trip on the Continental Divide Francis Tapon helps us learn about the Appalachian trail, adventures on the path less traveled, and how to live life with passion and purpose. First in a series of presenters, Roam Life introduces you to Francis Tapon: ex-techie executive turned adventurer. […]

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Amazing Women Doing Amazing Things: Are you ready?

Women can be an amazing force. Over centuries, across cultures, around the world, women have been undermined, under-represented, and underestimated. We have fought for personal freedom. We have struggled to have rights. We have carried the weight of balancing our nurturing sense with our business sense. We talk a lot about “the fight” or “women […]

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