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Falling Uphill

Stories about the journey and the making of the book

More stories about Scott’s bicycle ride around the world, including stories about the writing of Scott’s best-selling and award-winning book — Falling Uphill. Falling Uphill is a metaphor for happy accidents or learning from mistakes and how often we are actually better off for our mistakes. It was the philosophy of life Scott learned while traveling around the world on a bicycle.

Here is one of the funniest chapters about how my friend Edwin traded a pen for a sheep as he tried to teach a Tibetian shepherd a "lesson". Also included is a video chapter about a heart-warming story of sharing a meal in a mud hut high in the Andes Mountains.
Please make informed decisions, because every decision we make has an influence on the community we live in, which eventually raises or lowers the standard of living for everyone, as our current financial crisis is proving. Every dollar you spend is like voting for a business.
Interview of the man who bicycled the world on WGN TV Chicago.
Here's a Skype interview done by Rick Owens, a guy that is truly passionate about everything bicycles. With my experience in the world of websites and video, I can attest that he puts far more effort into these videos than is apparent.
My latest interview. About 30 seconds per year of my life.
I recently had an interview on a local morning TV show. It was an adventure all by itself. Getting a behind the scenes look at a live TV show. I have a new appreciation for the hosts and producers who were busy bees behind the scenes.
I was impressed by the latest report of my adventures in the Waukesha Freeman.
I recently did an in-depth interview in Vancouver for Sustainable Futures with Ryan Fletcher. This two part episode features stories of my travels framed in the context of creating a sustainable future and the rise of a global consciousness.
A story about my first flying lesson. My instructor was a stunt pilot and gave me one golden rule: "Don't turn the plane upside down. It's not designed for that."
Scott Stoll is interviewed on the Monterey evening news. See him in action on the bicycle.
There have been a few additions to my bicycle touring kit this time round, and a few subtractions.
My old bicycling partner checks in with a tough question: "How do you feel?"
Scott circumnavigates North America on a bicycle towing a trailer of books and invites you to join him.

Falling Uphill

One Man’s Quest for Happiness Around the World on a Bicycle

In one week, Scott Stoll lost his job, his best friend, his girlfriend and his confidence. Disillusioned with society, full of angst, suffering from depression, and with nothing left to lose Stoll asked himself a question: “If I only have one life, one chance, if I could do anything, what would I do?” 

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