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Trek Travel Cycling Guide Gabrielle Porter

Gabrielle Porter

Nickname:

Anything involving a "G" ... I'm up to two dozen

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Passion:

The natural world, history, good reads, good sports and African affairs!

My Favorite Ride:

I have two. One is the first time I went cycling in Italy. I was in Chianti and I planned a lovely 85 km ride. Then I got lost and it turned into a 150km, uphill-both-ways in the snow story. But it was spectacular and definitely off the beaten path (so many villas). I became friends with an old Italian man who gave me some of his table red wine in a tin cup which complimented my dizziness and dehydration splendidly. The second is a favorite ride in Seattle. As an insomniac, I look for ways to burn energy at night so I would go for long city bike rides at 3AM. With the light drizzle, no one around, and orange lights making everything glow, it was always surreal. Rather poetic and invigorating in a melancholy sort of way.

In My Previous Life:

Urban Farm Manager, Historian and Hiking Guide

Education:

BA - International Studies-East Africa, Seattle University | BS - Environmental Studies-Conservation and Agriculture, Seattle University

Guiding Since:

2015

Current Home:

Boulder, Colorado

Languages:

English and French

My Rides:

A Trek Domane and my Steel Steed, a compact Scott Speedster with converted flat bars for optimal commuter dexterity.

Where you'll find me:

Portugal, Ireland, Tuscany