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Bike trip from Michigan to Illinois; January 2014

Bike trip from Michigan to Illinois; January 2014

Chase Maser

I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and to be honest, I hardly rode my bike around the city. It wasn't until I moved to Los Angeles, California that I really started to seek alternatives to being stuck in traffic day in and day out. 

Throughout my time on the west coast, I've managed to downsize to a car that I only drive when absolutely necessary. For everything else, I resort to my trusty 10-speed and pure leg-power to get around town. Over the years, cycling has helped me travel through part-time jobs, a degree in Creative Writing from UCLA, and to discovering a passion for connecting with others through the written word. 

Now, I spend most of my time freelance writing from home, running a nonprofit called Philosopher's Stone Poetry (, and sharing all of my experiences and interests with you readers!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and unleash your own creativity. I hope you find something that resonates with you.

Josh Wordel Running a 5k in Baltimore

Josh Wordel Running a 5k in Baltimore

Josh Wordel

Hey there Everyone!

I currently reside in Baltimore, Maryland with my wonderful fiancé, Laura.

Between marathon training and casual bike rides, I work full-time as an analyst at a local IT company. I also spend about 2-3 days a month volunteering at a local bike shop and I love seeing how cycling is enjoyed by so many different kinds of people! 

My goal is to get more folks out there on bikes or to just simply live more active lifestyles. There are plenty of used bikes sitting in dusty basements or garages that are just dying to be fixed up and rode; give that bike a chance and see where it can take you.

To connect with me, visit my Instagram; @joshua_wordel or visit my Facebook Page!

Thank you for joining us!


It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours
of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills
and coast down them.
— Ernest Hemingway