Hi everyone, My name is Josh. I am an bicycle mechanic,volunteer, bicycle advocacy supporter, as well as musician. I found the ginger ninjas while they were on their east coast tour last fall. They were looking for a show to play in Worcester. I emailed them immediately when I first read about them and listened to their music. I tried getting them a show to play but I got them a place to stay for the night instead. They play at Worcester Polytechnic Institute the day after. They invited me to go to Boston with them the day after, which was actually my birthday. I couldn’t pass it up so my natural response was YES. So we hit it off and I told the whole band and crew that I would like to join them. Well after a couple of months… Kipchoge called me up and still asked me if I was interested in joining up and I said yes. So here I am now, in Mexico City in Dante’s Office with Dave,Jared,Corey, Andrea and Cara.
You all can check out my personal blog at joshisridingaroundtheworld.blogspot.com
On the bus ride to Guadalajara my life started changing instantly. Everything I witnessed and noticed just started changing my life little by little. In Guadalajara we stayed at Chava’s mom’s house for a couple of days. Chava knows how to repair and tune up bicycles and he knows a bit about the generator system. He is a really cool guy and I enjoyed staying at his house. Then after that we stayed at this Tzintzuni’s house. She is a really cool young woman with a lot of energy and spunk. I slept on her roof for a couple of nights. We went on a Wednesday night bicycle ride with about 600 or more people. It was one of the largest and longest group bicycle ride I have ever been on. After the ride we played a really cool show. Then we took a bus to Cuernavaca on Thursday night. We spent a day with Ennio and his beautiful family. Ennio is our Mexico tour manager and has booked a couple of great shows so far. Today around noon time we took a bus from Cuernavaca to the outskirts of Mexico City, where we currently are now. Kipchoge and Dante are working on the generators while the rest of the crew are working on videos, more blogs, etc.