December 4, 2015
What about his parents? That is the most frequently asked question I get when I talk about Zeke Gerwein. And I've talked about him a lot, since writing two columns and a feature about this incredible young man for Adventure Cyclist magazine (Part 1, 2, and 3).
That first question was always followed by others: How can his parents let him be so independent and adventurous at such a young age? Aren't they worried? Isn't is dangerous?
The questions kept coming. So I sat down and had conversations with Zeke's parents, Joel and Katya Gerwein. What they shared with me, in my opinion, is not only the essence of amazing parenting, but the key to living an adventuruous life.
The audio excerpt of those conversations is below. Give it a listen. It is well worth your time.
Photo by Kat Marriner
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Willie Weir is a contributor for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can also find him at WillieWeir.com, Facebook, and Instagram.