To live this life, I trade comfort for freedom. I did was supposed to be a good master’s degree in France. I was expected to have a very straight-forward life.
When you live remotely, you live parallel to society. I don’t watch news anymore. You see so much sad information. My world is totally different. If I had to make a newspaper every day, it would be a beautiful life.
When I decided to ride all the paved cols in the Pyrenees and Alps in one season, it was for the love of the mountains. The biggest limits we set are set by ourselves. Just explode that limit. I had to take on the challenge.
A basic day for me is about 100-120 kilometers on the bike. I like the idea of being at peace. I have a lot of time to think on the bike. Before it gets dark, I need to find a place to camp and take care of my hygiene, basically showering in a village fountain or jumping in a lake.
I don’t think I could be really happy in a normal relationship. When I’m with people I’d like to be alone, but when I’m alone I feel it’d great to have someone to talk to.
– Maximillian Schnell