“To love is to stop comparing.” Someone once wrote.
This particular afternoon, I couldn’t help myself.
“I have nothing in common with Greg Mortenson,” I thought myself after hanging up the phone.
I’d just received a call from the Carson City Library inviting me to present my show “Soulcycler” as an opener for the best-selling author’s upcoming appearance in Carson City.
Humbled by the invitation, I set down the phone and my mind began to whirl.
“Why me?” I thought. “I’m nothing. A nobody. Yes, I had ridden a bicycle around the globe, and lent a hand along the way, but that was the extent of it. I was certainly no Greg Mortenson.”
Several weeks past, and I found myself doing research.
When I pulled up Mortenson’s website, (www.gregmortenson.com), I became even more aware of the whose shadow I stood beneath.
Mortenson’s resume’ read like that of a Nobel recipient. (He’s been nominated twice.)
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Welcome to Soulcycler the home of Rick Gunn, writer, photographer, adventurer, speaker, human being. Because my life has expanded in so many ways after returning from my recent 3-year, 25,811-mile bicycle journey around the planet, I felt the strong need to build a website that reflects that expansion.
Beside all the classic photo galleries, round-the-world bicycle tour journals and photos, I’m expanding the new site to include information about my new 90-minute multi-media presentation "Soulcycler." This will include video clips from recent shows, interviews, information on booking, as well as upcoming show dates. Other new things on the site will include a cycling page, cycling-links, gear info, world-cycling route info, maps, workshops, upcoming tours, and cycling friends on the road. Last but not least will be "Rick’s World." a series of the latest news, travel and writing adventures, photos, rants, observations, and other madness from cycling’s foremost cerebral wasteland.