Sprinter Check-up – All Systems Go

They say the best way to stay healthy is to practice preventative medicine. That is why we spent the entire day at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in San Jose. I knew that Costa Rica was probably going … [Read more...]

Good Friends Last a Lifetime

I love reconnecting with friends I haven't seen in years. We hooked up with Madrigal, who we nicknamed "Mad Dog" back in 1992, and it was like no time had passed. He represented Costa Rica in the 1996 … [Read more...]

Stevie’s World Class River Running Resume Grows

Stevie's river running resume is ridiculously impressive, especially considering she was born and raised in LA. She's only been on 5 rivers in her life, but they are all trips that most whitewater … [Read more...]

Turrialba 20 Years Later – Just glad to be alive

Rolling into Turrialba was like stepping back in time 20 years. This was where we (the US Kayak Team) spent the winters training. We were a bunch of young crazy boys with big dreams and … [Read more...]

Is Religion Pure Insanity?

Apparently there's this little holiday in Latin America called Semana Santa. I never knew about it because it didn't show up on Stevie's "Fireman of The Year" calendar that we use for event planning. … [Read more...]

I suck at being a MAN

I suck at doing manly stuff. I don't know engines. I'm not technical or mechanical. Need something fixed? Don't call me. I don't know how to use half my tools. Seriously, I only bought them to fill … [Read more...]

Home is where you hang your hat…

Home is where you hang your hat. As a nomad I've always been fond of that saying. I've been living on the road for years, and those words have been my truth. I never felt like I was on … [Read more...]

Sprinter Life Family Letters #4

Dear lover, Here's a picture of Veronica and I from last week's School of the World field trip- the kayak and snorkel tour. The tour company had one giant canoe but only had two kayaks, one … [Read more...]

Pain Does Not Exist In This Dojo… Does It?

Sometimes travel hurts. Before I left Costa 10 days ago I felt like I was staring down Cobra Kai. The schedule looked pretty hectic, but that's when you have to dig deep.I flew from Costa Rica to … [Read more...]

Sprinter Life Family Letters #3

4-7-11 - Hi baby. Greetings from the Northwest where I've been getting my Seattle lurk on. It's cold and rainy here, but only for 23 hours a day. The sun shot through the clouds at around 2:15 this … [Read more...]

A Moment of Clarity…

A moment of clarity. That's all it takes to change your life path forever. The power of clarity is unmatched. I don't think anyone has ever said it better than Jules...VINCENT: So you're serious, … [Read more...]

Sprinter Life Family Letters #2

I heart youDear love,  it's been strange without you here.  I thought that after spending twelve thousand nine hundred and sixty hours nonstop together inside the van that I'd … [Read more...]

Sprinter Life Family Letters #1

4-2-11 - Hello Sweet Lover, Well, I’m back in the USA. Of course I arrived wearing board shorts, flip flops and a t-shirt. It’s freezing cold here. I didn’t even bring a jacket. What was I thinking? … [Read more...]

Sprinter Life tour of Costa Rica’s pacific coast

Wow, where does time go? We've already been in Costa Rica almost 3 weeks! It's been a good country for us so far. We've driven the entire pacific coast from top to bottom and we like what we've seen … [Read more...]