My name is Jack Mac and I live for adventure. Home is where I park it, work is where I find it and love is found in the mountains. I’m a nomad, seeking out a life less ordinary, in pursuit of experiences, not money. I work to live, not live to work and invest every penny I make into building a sustainable life of adventure.
Life on the bike is simple…ride, eat, sleep, repeat. The stress and noise of everyday life is silenced and replaced with a simple desire to reach your destination. Everything you need to live is stored neatly in just a few panniers/bags on your bike. It’s on the trails that you’re reminded the very best things in life are free and that nature provides a satisfaction that far surpasses anything you can buy. Bicycle touring/bikepacking allows you to escape the pressures of modern life, revert back to a more primitive existence and quite simply enjoy life as a human ‘ being ’. The truth is, this has become the only life I know, I want, and the reason I decided to make the transition to van life.
‘ Bicycle Touring Apocalypse ’ hopes to inspire others to get out on their bike and explore, whilst ‘ Ancient Syncrology ’ documents my life on the road and offers guidance on alternative living.
If you want to get in touch don’t hesitate to send me a message via the Contact me page and I’ll get back to you.
‘It’s in the wilderness, when everything’s going wrong, that a more primitive, hardened version of yourself rises from the depths. Feelings of doubt and anxiety are completely obliterated by an assertive, resilient and pragmatic survival instinct. It’s in these moments that you discover who you really are, that the only restrictions in life are the ones you set yourself ’ – An exert taken from my article ‘ Skye Time ’ for Wildbounds.