Name: Jim Ostdick
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Jim Ostdick is a retired teacher and author who has resided in San Juan Bautista since 2005. His primary interests are energy conservation, outdoor recreation, and human-powered travel. An avid hiker and bicycle tourist, he has backpacked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (2009), bicycled the perimeter of the lower forty-eight United States (2013-14), and walked from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast (REACH Across America, 2016). He is the author of Palomino and the Dream Machine: A Retired Dude's Bicycle Tour Around the Lower Forty-Eight United States (Amazon.com, 2015) and Palomino Nation: My 2016 Crazyass Walk Across America (Amazon.com, 2017). He is a dedicated Adopt-a-Highway volunteer and served on the board of the R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation 2015-2017. firstname.lastname@example.org Palomino Dream blog http://www.palominodream.blogspot.com Palomino and the Dream Machine http://amzn.com/B00V7OT70W Palomino Nation http://amzn.com/B075ZR65XL