Jen Goldstein

What I Love:

Riding  on quiet gravel roads, mountain biking, drinking  coffee outside at sunrise, exploring new places, spending time with my family, an  evening in the desert with friends sitting around a campfire.

Riding with TT Since:

2005

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Favorite Ride:

My most memorable ride was an unsupported bike trip across Israel and part of Egypt in 1999. There was a rumor that Pink Floyd was going to perform at the Pyramids of Giza on December 31 for a Millennium show.  I convinced a friend of mine to travel and ride with me. Pink Floyd turned out to be a rumor, but Jean Michel Jarre, a pioneer in electronica, new age and ambient music held a 12 hour concert with over 120,000 people in attendance. The pyramids were backlit in green with thousands of neon beach balls being tossed  in the air and sprinkled across the desert. Security guards on camels patrolled the dance party until dawn. The entire evening was surreal.  That bike trip serendipitously led me to my first guiding job, cycling to ancient historical sites along the Nile on a  river cruise!

My Rides:

Remedy 9,9 & Checkpoint SL6

Nickname:

Jen, Jenny G, JG, Goldstein

Education:

BSN, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, St. Louis, MO; BA-  Psychology, University of Missouri St.Louis

Current Home:

Tucson, Arizona

Languages:

Pueblo Spanish

In My Previous Life:

Hospice Nurse, Commercial Real Estate Management, Bike Messenger