Today is part two of a fascinating conversation I had with Wes King, founder and CEO of Tahoe Trail Bar, a plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free line of awesome tasting energy bars. You might want to check out episode 89 if you haven’t already and then come back for the continuation but here’s a quick recap: Last week, Wes walked us through a time in his life where he was searching for something to do with himself that went beyond getting out on the trail or the snow.
Today, we journey back to Georgia to talk more mountain biking, entrepreneurship, and impostor syndrome – fun stuff :). Kate Gates joins us from Ellijay, Georgia. where she, her husband and parents own and operate Mulberry Gap, a mountain bike getaway in the mountains of Northern Georgia with access to the Pinhoti Trail system.
Charlotte Massey, Georgia Grace, and Bianca Gonzalez are redesigning pants so they work for women’s bodies. It sounds silly that no one has addressed this issue before. Why not? Charlotte Massey joins today, and she’s going to walk us through a little fashion history, something we don’t often discuss here at the Gear Show. We’ll discover how three women in college have come together to solve a problem and take an essential step in making the outdoors more inclusive by making it easier for women to “go to the bathroom.”
I had a wonderful talk with Shannon Bahrke-Happe today about that, about professional racing, and life afterward. Shannon was on the US Ski Team for 12 years. During that time, she brought home a silver and a bronze medal. She also won the Overall World Cup title in 2003, had seven World Cup victories, 26 World Cup podiums and her list of wins goes on from there. She is a mom, founder of Team Empower Hour and the author of a children’s book Mommy Why Is Your Hair Pink?
Elinor Fish is the former editor of Trail Runner Magazine. She made the leap in 2010 from her career to start Wild Run Retreats with the mission to help people reduce stress and live a healthier life through mindful running.
Salomon asked runners from around the world to share their running dream trip. Over 3000 people applied but only one was chosen. Katie Adams, of Sandpoint, Idaho. Katie embarked on the trip with Emelie Forsberg and Ida Nilsson top female trail runners. They explored the Norwegian fjords and mountains by boat before setting off on foot and spending their days running from hut to hut.
a dream come true
Katie joins us in today’s episode.
It can take young adult cancer survivors a decade to get back into life after treatment. David Victorson is the founder of True North Treks. He, along with his family members and the team at TNT want to help young adults reconnect not only with themselves but also with nature after the most unnatural of treatments.
There has to be a certain kind of crazy to do some of the things Mark Gibson has taken on. He’s done things like skateboarded from capital to capital (Washington DC to Ottawa, Canada) with his son. He ran 276 miles across the state of Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in (ten days – averaging over a marathon a day).
Backcountry Lifeline was founded in August 2015, following a crash on Stage 3 of the Big Mountain Enduro Series and Enduro World Series in Crested Butte, CO, in which 40-year old Will Olson died. Will was an expert rider favored to win the series, and to those who founded backcountry lifeline, he was a respected fellow rider, friend, and beloved fiancé. His death rocked the bike community, and support poured in from around the globe.
Today, Bonnie McDonald, Will’s fiancé Bonnie McDonald joins us to discuss loss and how to make some sense out of it – with some purpose and drive and the occasional days in the fetal position.
When you get a new lease on life, you stop checking boxes and do things differently. Randy Milanovic is the CEO and founder of Kayak Online Marketing. In 2009, a tough year for most of us, he had an even tougher year.