Justin

Justin

@thejchap

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Crisp temps got me missing the big mountains. High camp on Eldorado Peak 8/17/2017. . . . . . climbing pnw cascades mountains mountaineering REELROCKtober

3 Days ago
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Happiest Bday to the American Badass and force of nature that is @emily_ylime. I continue to learn a lot from u all the time, like never to leave my phone at a belay. Didn't know so many GBs could be filled with selfies so quickly. May you be more stoked today than yesterday, and not as stoked as tomorrow 💪🤙🤘

4 Days ago
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4.13.2017 - @ankleweight acting like a tough guy at the Red. climbing redrivergorge kentucky

10 Days ago
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It’s been 1 month since I got back “home” to the east coast. A lot has happened. My little bro got married, I took a new job in a new city, and have spent the time in between running up and down the east coast, training on rock for an upcoming climbing trip to Mexico, cycling as much as possible, visiting friends, and trying to figure out what my “normal” is now. There has never been a time in my life where I woke up so many consecutive mornings with such a strong sense of purpose and gone to bed each night feeling more fulfilled than when I was biking cross country. The goal every day was so clear and obvious. Keep going west until the Pacific. Every day brought a new set of challenges, both mental and physical, and pushing through the lows and hard days left me with the most memorable and rewarding experiences of my life. As I got towards the end of the ride, I started to become saddened by the thought of not having this every day. I worried that things would seem mundane and boring. To an extent, this has been the case. However, I think that this in itself is part of the challenge. The ride brings out the best in people, forces an adventure on you every day, then leaves you to translate those lessons and that mentality into other parts of your life when you’re done. Rather than dwelling on “it being over”, I’ve just been trying to turn each day into an adventure and tackle that with the same mentality as if I would if it were a day on the bike. In catching up with friends and family, the first thing I get asked is usually “How was the ride?” to which I still have no concise answer. I usually reply by saying something like “it was wild” or “I don’t know” or “great” trying to be conscious of the fact that when someone asks this, they are usually looking for a couple sentence synopsis at most, which is understandable because not everyone has time to sit through the lifetime of stories it would take to fully paint a picture of “How the ride was.” This journal entry covers Berea, KY until Breckenridge, CO and is another part of my attempt to answer "how the ride was" in more detail for those who are interested. Link in the bio ❤️🚴chapbikesamerica

12 Days ago
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18 Days ago
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Thanks to @emily_ylime for this perfectly executed butt shot. Starting up the last pitch of Playin Hookey in Clear Creek Canyon

25 Days ago
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Cruisin in the Flatirons. Throwing it back to a real pretty June in Colorado. climbing flatirons colorado petzlgram REELROCKtober

31 Days ago
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Goin for a walk. 📸 @eamrine31 petzlgram mountaineering pnw REELROCKtober

38 Days ago
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40 Days ago
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Back on the east coast and straight up to my lil bros bachelor party. He is getting married on Saturday to the most awesome lady and I am so freakin excited

45 Days ago
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Missin the mountains. Sunset on Mt. Adams a few weeks ago.

47 Days ago
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Packing up to head home and overwhelmed w stokes and happies from the past few days/weeks/months. Also v grateful to have pals who take red eyes halfway across the country on their weekends in the name of adventure and friendship. 📸 Jessie

53 Days ago
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Summit ridge on Eldorado peak. 📸 @zachnewhard climbing mountains mountaineering pnw

55 Days ago
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@zachnewhard taking it all in after topping out on Ingalls Peak. Back home in less than a week. Missing everyone and everything

58 Days ago
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Mount Stuart lookin fierce. mountains northcascades pnw

61 Days ago
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Whooooole lotta up ⬆️....summited Eldorado Peak yesterday morning with two of the studliest bad boys in town. Today my whole body is thrashed and my sentences are coming out a little slower than usual 😬. Fitting end to a week of putting in work in the PNW. Til next time, WA 👋 (last 📸 @eamrine31) (3rd 📸 is the straight up silly view from our camp Thursday night) pnw climbing mountains mountaineering northcascades petzlgram REELROCKtober

62 Days ago
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Here @zachnewhard can be seen getting his freakin alpine on. Topped out on Ingalls Peak in the North Cascades yesterday. So much fun. Mega shout out to @stoke_nasty and @kelpat86 for providing psych, laughs and Seattle base camp for the week! climbing alpine northcascades pnw

64 Days ago
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1. Stranger danger 2. Friend 3. Home 4. Space 5. First ever selfie climbing mountains mountaingoat cascades pnw mountaineering

70 Days ago
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Solo climb of Mt. Adams (12,280ft). Lil bit of training/acclimatization while waiting for @zachnewhard to get his butt out here. Big ol adventure complete with a camp at 9,000ft, mountain goat friendship, and smoke from wildfires obscuring views of pretty much everything 😬 climbing mountaineering mountains cascades wildfire

70 Days ago
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Last day on the bike. Made it to SF in one piece. 4,752mi and a wacky few months ❤️ 2nd pic is of me and Scott G, a cyclist who I asked for directions about 96mi into my ride today. Scott used to be Lance Armstrong's private pilot and has flown him (and cycled with him) all over the world. Scott rode with me for the next few miles and we had a beer in Mill Valley. Couldn't have asked for a better end to the tour. Last usage of the hashtags (for now): chapbikesamerica adventurecycling acapacificcoast

79 Days ago
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Casual morning bicycle ride through Narnia 👀 acapacificcoast chapbikesamerica adventurecycling

83 Days ago
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Happy Birthday to the most creative, skilled, hard-working, ass-kicking little bro on the planet. When I tell people about @evanmchapman I often say "he's 2 years younger than me and 10 years radder". Cheers to another year of setting the bar way high 💪

83 Days ago
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Ughhhh there's sunsets and whales and boats and the ocean and tailwinds all day and it's the perfect temperature and 😐 Last night in Port Orford. acapacificcoast adventurecycling chapbikesamerica

84 Days ago
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Californiaaaaa here we coomeeee 🤘 acapacificcoast adventurecycling chapbikesamerica

84 Days ago
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Just after sunrise in Ennis, Montana. 7/1. Starting down the coast tomorrow to San Francisco. Loving everything. Feeling fresh and psyched after getting to see friends and fam in Portland ❤️ @sarahemcmahon @shaneteal @stevemarsh1962 @instamunger @noraawest adventurecycling acapacificcoast chapbikesamerica

85 Days ago
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One of my favorite sunsets of the whole trip. Partially because it was beautiful and also a little bit because the sun going down meant temps under 100 degrees. Council, ID on July 8. Drank whiskey out of a plastic bottle in a brown paper bag with The Brits and slept in the city park. adventurecycling acatransam transamerica

89 Days ago
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Adjusting to being in a major city after a couple months of having to worry about where to find water/food/shelter/etc. Sorta missing the simplicity of the whole endeavor....wake up, bike, sleep, repeat. Throwback to setting up camp in a city park in Kooskia, ID on some bleachers next to the baseball field. adventurecycling acatransam chapbikesamerica

90 Days ago
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4070 miles, 12 states, 73 days (53 on bike), and a whole bunch of amazing new friends and memories. Putting my feet in the Pacific this morning felt pretty freakin good. Punctuation to one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. Heading up to Portland for a few days then biking down the coast to San Francisco, then romping around WA and CO until the end of August! Hope to see some west coast friends! acatransam adventurecycling chapbikesamerica 🚴🇺🇸❤️

94 Days ago
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🙏 spirit animal 🙏 acatransam adventurecycling chapbikesamerica

96 Days ago
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AHHHHH YOU GUYS I met all my new best friends today and they're all named Alicia and Alfonzo and they all live in a great big house with grass carpets and no roof and I'm leaving forever and living with them and never coming back. Bye. acatransam adventurecycling chapbikesamerica

97 Days ago
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The last one. Next stop the coast 🚴 acatransam adventurecycling chapbikesamerica

103 Days ago
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Couple days late re: lack of cell reception. Sup Idaho 👋👋👋 acatransam adventurecycling chapbikesamerica

106 Days ago
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The squad reunited at long last in Missoula at @adventurecycling! Reminded by all the history here that the true badasses were the ones bike touring before extensive route networks/GPS/cell phones/etc. Partying for a couple days in Missoula for the 4th then the home stretch to the coast. 🚴🇺🇸🤘 acatransam chapbikesamerica cc @elchipps @mayasuzie :)

109 Days ago