you had me at cappucino
Happy Monday everyone - I hope you had a great weekend. We start the week with my good friend Ben Gordon. I’ve known him since 2014, during my conservation days when I was documenting trails for IMBA (the International Mountain Bicycling Association). We met through an advocacy ride in Idaho and have been friends since then, trying to meet annually to ride somewhere. Last summer he and his wife traveled to Europe to visit Chris and me, and of course, to experience both coffee and mountain biking throughout the Alps.
Two things about Ben that I admire - he’s a deep thinker and an amazing storyteller. Case in point - Ben tells the story of his first coffee experience in the desert of Israel at the age of 15. To find out what happens, grab a cuppa and settle for the latest episode.
- Lone Pine Roasters - one of Ben's local coffee haunts in Bend, OR
- Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) - The organization where Ben runs a stewardship and restoration program inspired by volunteerism
- A Mixed Blessing: Wilderness, Monuments, and Mountain Bikes in the White Clouds - the story of one of our advocacy rides together in Idaho