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In the city, SFO…

My X Spot™ = In the City

My X Spot™ = In the City

As you know, I love to “Xperience” life! …everything from the great outdoors to the urban landscape.

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a road trip to San Francisco, California. It was one of many treks to the city I’ve experienced over the years. While I love the great outdoors and the solitude it provides, my soul also craves the people watching and interaction with others urban life has to offer. BTW, it’s true about the beautiful women in California.

San Francisco is populated with a lot of interesting residents and it’s also a destination for many foreign travelers so you get exposed to a good variety of people and personalities. Hence, I’ve been able to meet people from all parts of the world. Interesting that they all like their libations (that could be because I meet a lot of them while sitting at the bar); Best part of that is that after a few cocktails, you’re soon conversing like you’re long lost friends.

The one thing that all foreign travelers that I spent time with had in common is that they all wanted to visit San Francisco so they could “Xperience it.”

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“Living the dream….”

"Living the dream..."
“Living the dream…”

Just had a race last weekend… It was the coldest race I have ever been to; Boise, ID, below 10 degrees. By race time it, maybe, warmed up to 20 degrees.

This was a qualifying race that was early in the day since I was no longer prequalified. I set the fastest time in my practice round giving me first gate pick in my heat. At this point I was doing everything I could to keep my hands from freezing. I got the holeshot in my qualifier and took second sending me into the night show.

I ended up with a pretty good night; 8th in my heat, 6th in my LCQ, and 17th overall for the night!

I have one round left this weekend and I’m going to try to put it in the main event.

Harry Oswald, Xperientialist™

Give X Back™

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To be an authentic expert at something you must first experience it, because at Urban Xplorer® we believe life experience is the basis for all knowledge.

Give X Back is an Urban Xplorer® initiative that was created to give back to the communities it is a part of through supporting programs that enhance a person’s life experience. Through helping others broaden their knowledge base and understanding of the world around them we hope to help empower others to make a difference.

X equals…

Every person and organization has at least one thing of value to give back, whether it’s money, time, or something else. We refer to the “something else” variable as “X”. The possibilities…

X could = time…

X could = opportunity…

X could = money…

X could = empowerment…

X could = hope…

X could = inspiration

X could = life experience…

X could = ???…

The power of X… If, for example, X = the sum of what one person/organization gives back, envision the impact the power of 2X, 3X, 4X, etc. will have the community you are a part of. Give X Back™ and Xperience it™…

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Life “Xperience” is the basis of all knowledge…

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To be an authentic expert at something you must experience it firsthand.

As you know, we champion the life of the Xperientialst™…A person who experiences life to the fullest and believes that life experience is the basis of all knowledge. Essentially someone who’s been there, done that and subscribes to the philosophy “I know, because I do.”

Ash Dykes, of Wales, U.K. is an Xperientialist who is attempting to be the first person to complete a solo 1,500 mile trek, from west to east, across the brutal and unforgiving terrain, of the second-largest landlocked country in the world – Mongolia

We invite you to follow Ash on his unique personal journey; Ash Dykes, Mongolia 2014.

It’s a once in a lifetime Xperience.

Xperience it,

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