Wow, you are really delving deep into the old site here. I feel like I have already said a good deal about myself in the biking story page and the ultimate story page. Therefore I will keep this brief.
Here is a little quote I came up with while recently in Africa in describing my role in this whole trip:
I am crazy enough to think I am capable of trying it, and capable enough to be crazy not to try.
Also here are some visual aids in case you want to put a face to all this writing I am doing.