Jesse Tyler

Hometown:

Brick Township, New Jersey

What I’m listening to:

Lots of podcasts. My favorites are Radio Lab, The Memory Palace, Planet Money, This American Life, and the entire lineup from Gimlet Media. When I’m not listening to podcasts, I’ll be adding my favorite songs from each week to this Spotify playlist.

Favorite candy:

Fruit snacks. All the fruit snacks. Fresh out of the bag or pulled out of a seat cushion, I’ll eat it and I’ll like it.

My gear:

Surly Long Haul Trucker 😍, Brooks Saddle, Ortlieb Bikepacker Plus Panniers, Poler x AWOL Panniers, North Face Triarch 1 Tent, Kelty Cosmic 21 Sleeping Bag, Big Agnes Stillwater Sleeping Pad, Swift Industries Rando Bag.

Why I Ride:

“While it may seem a bit backwards, love of cycling is far from the greatest reason I’m cycling across America this summer. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoy time on my bike, but I only bought my first road bike less than a year ago. Heck, before preparing for this, the furthest I had ever ridden was 35 miles. Simply put, cycling is a means to achieve the goals I’ve been working towards for years already.” – Read more

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