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Occupation Retired
Location Lykens, Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction "Chili" comes from my Pennsylvania Dutch Dear-old-dad who to this day calls me "Jilly Bean" but when spoken by an old Pa dutch farmer, it comes out "chili bean." Home is 7 rural acres of Pennsylvania fertile farmland - 1 acre "finished" in house, lawn, and organic gardens of all kinds. My other passion is fitness - biking, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddling, pumping iron, trail running, x-country skiing and just being outside. As a former Xterra and Adventure racing competitor, staying active is a priority and I continue to compete occasionally in Pennsylvania mountain bike races, whitewater river races (on the SUP) and other events. My goal in life is simple, frugal, healthy, nutritious, almost-meat-free retired living.
Interests Whitewater kayaking, whitewater and slalom standup paddling, mountain biking, gravel grinding, trail-running, rocky bike trails, mountains, organic food, organic gardening, local foods, cross-country skiing, nature, Amish, Country life