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Profile of Jared Mitchell

Jared Mitchell

Basic Information

Birthday: July, 1979
Hometown: Dunedin, New Zealand
Activities & Interests: Web Design, Web Marketing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Snow Boarding, Scuba Diving and of course cycling
Favorite Quote: “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” Lao Tzu

Why Jared Cycled

Imagine an adventure of a lifetime, with 3 of your closest friends, through multiple countries and cultures. Top that with an an experience that will push the limits of both mental and physical abilities and there you have it. That’s why I’m cycling.

Ever since I left university I have been looking for the next adventure. It started with teaching English in South Korea which gave me the opportunity to travel to a bunch of places around the world. That was over 4 years ago and life has become a little too comfortable for me here in the “the land of the morning calm,” so when my good friend Dave first floated the idea of the bike trip, I knew there and then that this was going to be the adventure I was looking for.

It all sounds like a fairy tale trip, but I’m no fool. I am fully aware that giving up because of pain or fear is a reality and in some sort of way I hope I get to this point in order to find out more about myself. Guess it’s only a matter of time.