sgalpin74 Thank you Denver for a fabulous night at the Patagonia store. Great to see you all packed into the standing room only craziness! I think I need to go ride my mountain bike and channel a little bit of lizard riding rodeo happiness. Rallying some energy for tonight's rad event at the Boulder Patagonia store. #Denver #boulder @patagonia @patagoniadenver @patagoniaboulder #mountaintomountain @outlive.the.bastards #streetart 23h
  •   outlive.the.bastards YEW so stoked to hear it went so well!! Enjoy your bike ride!! 🏼 23h
  •   hikerrev Thanks for the presentation last night - all three of us loved it 17h

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sgalpin74 The memoir is still going strong. Great to see this at the Boulder Bookstore. I'll be speaking and signing books TONIGHT at the @patagonia store in Boulder. Talking all things Afghanistan, activism, mountain biking and whatever questions you want to throw at me! Beer, stories, and great people kicks off at 7pm @patagoniaboulder #boulder #mountaintomountain @stmartinspress @patagonia @averybrewingco @skratchlabs @ospreypacks @livcycling 1d

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sgalpin74 Blown away by the life-size me in the Patagonia Denver store front window, come out tomorrow (Wednesday) for some fun! Free beer and some storytelling and photos! I'll be sharing all things Afghanistan, mountain biking, activism, and fielding whatever questions you've got to throw at me. @mtn2mtn @patagoniadenver @patagonia #pedalarevolution #denver #activistlife @lefthandbrewing @skratchlabs @livcycling @ospreypacks 3d

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sgalpin74 RIP mom. You created two strong, independent daughters to continue the journey. You were loved. [this piece of graffiti was one of mom's favorites that I showed her in photos from Kabul. Painted by Kabir] @galpinls 5d

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sgalpin74 Symbol of the snake has been in front of me a lot lately... Literal ones hissing and shaking their rattles at me on running trails, working within the nests of figurative snakes in Afghanistan, and falling deeper in love with a man that was born in the year of the snake. #snakesigns #streetart #denver @stevebouey 1w

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sgalpin74 So great to be back in one of my favorite neighborhoods which is one of my work bases away from 'home'....enjoying a plethora of coffee and evolving street art that sets the backdrop of my brainstorming calls. #getinspired #denver #streetart #streetscenes 1w
  •   dansherry007 Where was this picture taken? 1w
  •   claytid Larimer and 27th. You should check it out...there's a little surprise in the "other" side of the mural 17h

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sgalpin74 Kabul to Colorado..36 hours of travel help dissipate the anger, and the corruption and violence almost disappears from way up here. #35,000footview #perspectiveiseverything #canadadownbelow 2w
  •   redrockchica Pretty much. Funny thing is that the 35k views are the same over each, yet what's below has a lot of similarities tho so many differences. Safe travels 2w
  •   chocolate_snob Exactly. Makes me think there wouldn't be any greed and injustice on this planet if not for humans. 2w
  •   lore_flood Woow 1w

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sgalpin74 "To the girls of the Middle East and North Africa: be immodest, rebel, disobey, and know you deserve to be free." Amazing book by an incredible woman. Read this now. #useyourvoice #knowyourrights #freedom #girlpower @monaeltahawy 2w

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sgalpin74 Borderfree Cycling Club was formed earlier this year in Kabul by two youth activists as a coed cycling club meant to encourage more girls to ride bikes. It's about social change not racing and founded by and led by young Afghans. I've donated bikes and got the chance to meet the club after a ride on Friday. After the meeting the boys and girls grabbed bikes and rode home, something even the girls on the national team don't do. #pedalarevolution #breakingbarriers @livcycling #livbeyond #girlpower #bikelife #kabul #freedom 2w

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sgalpin74 Corruption sucks. Political influence in sports federations sucks. Misogyny and abuse of power in women's sports sucks. New girls riding bikes in Kabul definitely doesn't suck!!! . #pedalarevolution #borderfreecycling #freedom #bikelife #kabul @livcycling #livbeyond @skratchlabs @ospreypacks @natgeoadventure #girlpower #afghanistan 2w

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sgalpin74 Graffiti revenge at my favorite place in Kabul. New patio construction covers up some of my favorite murals and graffiti at The Venue. #coffeebreak #M2MHQ #graffiti #kabul 2w

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sgalpin74 After everything I've heard this week, I'm finding the second part of Ghandi's quote is pretty difficult. Corruption, smuggling, prostitution, abuse, and that's just from the Coach. This place is really soul crushing at times. #notgentle #corruption #afghancyclingfederation #Kabul #gandhi #useyourvoice #afghanistan @skratchlabs #skratchlabs 2w
  •   djelaludinsharityar This terrible things are everywhere in Afghanistan, in politics, in sport, whole Afghanistan is full of it. And it is definitely souls crushing but we have to try to change the situation to a better, the people need help, and it's worth to help. And I am very grateful for your good and hard work. 2w
  •   sgalpin74 @djelaludinsharityar thanks, I appreciate it. Feeling pretty low. 2 Presidents, 2 Olympic Committees, some provinces have 2 Governors...an already tough country is getting nearly impossible to navigate. 2w
  •   djelaludinsharityar I understand you very well. You give me and many other Afghans hope, and sometimes this is all what people need. 2w
  •   gulesadaf Good luck, I can Imagine how it would be. You are doing real good. 2w

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sgalpin74 Interviews with Samira, member of women's national basketball team and the new Secretary General of the Afghan Cycling Federation. We've been talking corruption and the future of the team under new leadership. There's one of the original Talibansky stencils on the wall. #thevenue #sheroes #kabul #afghanolympicfederation #olympics #talibanksy #filmmaking #graffiti #sports #useyourvoice 2w

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sgalpin74 Meet my new bodyguard. After a quick meeting at Cycling Federation HQ, he offered himself, and his gun, for the next time I decided to "ride across Afghanistan". I wouldn't mess with him but not so sure about his speed. #safetyfirst #afghanstyle #Kabul #makingfriends @natgeoadventure #olympics #IOC 2w

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sgalpin74 Walking the mile long gauntlet just to have a meeting gets old real fast. The road leading to the US Embassy in Kabul is a true shitshow to navigate these days, taller walls, more roadblocks, and more checkpoints and protocols....and lot more construction going up, I thought we were drawing down? #nophotos #barricadeseverywhere #kabul #afghanistan 2w

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sgalpin74 15 years later Massoud's face still watches over Kabul. #barricadeseverywhere #lionofpanjshir #streetscenes #kabul #afghanistan 2w

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sgalpin74 Such a joy to see this sweet face again. I've had fun cycling and skiing with Zakia in Bamyan, and she now organizes and coaches the new women's team, named Shomama after the female Buddha that once stood in Bamyan. She's also a great skier and the first woman to paraglide in Afghanistan. She looks sweet but she's a powerhouse! @zakiamohammadi @travisitto #afghanistan #sheroes #changemaker #cycling #bamiyan @livcycling @ospreypacks @skratchlabs @natgeoadventure 2w
  •   zakiamohammadi I'm also so happy to see you again dear Shannon 2w

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sgalpin74 Been fun working alongside this guy again. Great partner in crime for kicking up a shitstorm. @travisitto #kabul #activistlife #streetscene @afghancycles #filmcrew #barrierseverywhere 2w

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