I'm a writer and photographer from a few different places. I recently finished a bike tour from Banff, Canada, to Missoula, Montana, over mostly unpaved mountain roads. That trip ended (or really paused; I plan to ride all the way to the tip of Baja Mexico) with a bus and train ride to Portland, OR. It all started with spending 10 days in Black Rock City — the temporary city of Burning Man — for the fifth time. I'm in the midst of finishing a university degree after a 15 year break.