My Name is Nick, my wife calls me Huck, and friends call me Cowboy.  I am an ADVENTURER with a never-ending desire to explore, and wideopenadv is my journal.  I hail from the typical middle-class family, I am a 2nd generation business owner working in the office furniture industry, and with more then 40 employees it is an adventure all into its own. I am celebrated by 2 children, Oliver who is 8 and Eleanor 6.  Balancing family, a small business and my crazy adventurous life has been extremely challenging, but with the support of my beautiful wife Mary Katherine anything is possible she is the pillar of our marriage, and the rock in my life.

WIDEOPENADV.COM a fusion of my passion for OFF-ROAD adventures and photography
— Cowboy

I have been riding and racing off-road motorcycles for the better part of 26 years, I was raised on off-road motorcycles, and I will die with off-road motorcycles.  For me the ultimate freedom is found when two wheels meet the dirt tracts that wander into the back country, as if all the stresses of the “Free World” disappear and I drift away into the pages of a Mark Twain novel.

Exploring and storytelling for most of my life, I was searching for something more, something that would illustrate my passion for exploration via two wheels.  March 2015, I purchased my first camera, I read everything I could get my hands on, picking the brain of anyone that produced anything close to a quality image.  A hobby turned to a passion, and a passion into a mission, sharing my imagery through social media.

Who has not felt the urge to throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence
— John Muir