Mike Potter will continue his transcontinental bicycling odyssey today after awakening to an unobstructed shoreline view of this Rocky Mountain sunrise. From his campsite at Lake McDonald in Montana’s Glacier National Park, he will peddle laboriously up the Going-to-the-Sun Road and over Logan Pass, an elevation 6,646 feet. After crossing the Continental Divide, his descent to St. Mary, a small community on the western border of the Blackfeet Nation Reservation, will provide some rest on the first leg of his “relaxed chaos” journey. relaxedchaos.com
A former newspaper owner, journalist, muscle builder and ex-military fitness enthusiast, Mike is following his heart, something few people actually do. We all have dreams, but he is living his. Maybe by following his example, more of us will set a course for ourselves that will carry us where we never believed we’d have the courage to travel. One of his many goals is to encourage youth to eat right, stay fit and shed those extra pounds. Mike has healthful recipes and many ideas to share. Kids in classrooms and people everywhere can follow the travelogue of photos and videos in his adventures across the United States.
Most of us are not as fit physically as Mike was when he began this journey, but through his daily blogs and photos we can follow his path and learn healthy behaviors via his website. There, you will find him traveling on an unusual bicycle imaged as a little red dot moving on a GPS map. You can see his location, read his daily posts along the route, hear about people he meets, recipes on the road and follow his videos. Mike is a photographer and media expert who uses skills obtained at the University of Hawaii to help others in this age of explosive media development. Along the trip, he uses solar power to recharge his electronic equipment and we’ll learn from his media skills and use of many apps. To see a sample of Mike’s work in website building and amazing Montana art go to www.dickidolgallery.com
The gallery is located downtown in Whitefish, Montana.