Go with less – A Lifestyle of Living Lightly

As athletes, we’re always striving for more. We’re driven to train more hours, ride farther, and push deeper. So it’s all too easy to assume that means we need more. But that mode of thinking is clearly not working for our sport or our world, and it really seems to miss the point.

So Nicole and I, with so much help from our great friends and neighbors, set out on a mission to do more with less. We’re proud to show how we’re doing just that with our little home on wheels. It’s our hope that we can inspire others (and our future selves) to live a simpler lifestyle, at whatever scale that may mean for you.

We’ve never owned so few things or required less outside input to sustain our activities, and it’s more ultimately enriching than we ever could have imagined.

So, yes, we’re going with less. But it’s truly giving us more. All of us. And that little move is worth a lot more.

Ali the cat looking out from her van.
Dillon getting something out of the back of the van as the sun rises behind him.
The sunrise over the mountains of the Sonoran Desert south of Tucson.
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After several years on the US domestic road circuit (most recently with Colorado's 303 Project), Dillon is switching gears and focusing on gravel/adventure racing for 2019. As a brain tumor survivor, mountain bike tour guide, van lifer, journalist, and cycling coach, Dillon brings a wealth of unique experience to PEARL iZUMi's team of influencers. If you happen to be racing a gravel race in the U.S. this year, you'll likely see him and his big silver van. Don't hesitate to say hello!

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