When not strapped into a tin can hurtling through deserts and forests at irrational velocities I try to keep myself active here at home. Lately it seems that has mostly meant writing articles and coordinating interviews for my latest side project. I hike, bike, and camp whenever possible. I've recently gotten into jogging and obstacle course races (Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Tough Mudder, etc). They're a lot like rally/desert racing, but on foot! It's perfect! I love the outdoors, love exploring new trails and new areas. Travel and road trips are a staple. I start going crazy if I haven't crossed a state line in six weeks. I think meteor showers are an amazing gift and always make sure I'm out in "stargazing territory" for the big ones. I'm an avid reader and go through books like a seven year old through halloween candy. I love music and couldn't imagine a world without it. I listen primarily to rock, but my playlist includes something from virtually every genre (with a steadily increasing quantity of orchestral/classical pieces and opera). I sing in the car when I'm alone, loudly. My pet dinosaur Bacon (who somehow has become a bit of a facebook celebrity) can attest to this. He isn't a fan.
Heights and I are not good friends, but I'll still go rock climbing on occasion (so long as I've got a good safety harness and someone trustworthy on belay), I've also been giving serious consideration to skydiving. We'll see how that goes. I've had a handful of jobs so far in my life, none of them have been what I'd call "normal," including my current one. I wouldn't have it any other way. I stay up later than I should and don't get along well with mornings. I'm ok with that. I was on a robotics team in high school (not battlebots, something more intellectual). I'm grateful beyond words for the experience because it taught me it's ok to dream big, and being a part of the team had a large impact on who I am today.
That's me in a nutshell. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a message.
As an aside, it actually bothers me how many of my photos come from races/motorsport events, but it's really for the only time I have cameras pointed at me and I'm not the type to stage/plan a photo.