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August 25, 2011

Announcement: Expedition Impossible Ends Tonight, Gypsies Need Your Help

By Mark Sisson
22 Comments

Early last month I had the pleasure to interview John Post of team Gypsies. He and two other Primal dudes were dominating the ABC reality adventure show Expedition Impossible. Well, as many of you may know, the show is coming to an end… tonight! Here a few words from Eric Bach (the other brown headed, mustachioed, purple wearing, gypsy dude). Tune in, donate, vote and Grok on!

Well, today is the day; the final test of three men with mustaches. Tonight at 9pm on ABC, you can watch the final chapter of Expedition Impossible unfold. There are still 4 teams left and despite our 8 victories going into this stage it is still anyone’s game. Make sure that you tune in, throw on some purple, and sip on some fine cognac (although not necessarily Primal, we say screw it…get your lips wet).

Being on a reality show is an interesting experience. Before we knew what we had signed up for, we were galloping on Arabian stallions through the desert, drinking tea with Berbers and making some of the best friends a man could ask for. In celebration of this, we will be teaming up with our bros, Colorado’s own, “Team No Limits” for a raging party in Boulder (tickets are all ready sold out and we’re planning on having almost 800 people!). All of the donations from the event will be going straight to Erik’s non-profit, No Barriers and The Modern Gypsies’ partner, Free the Children. If you can’t make it to the event, please donate here.

The other weird thing about competing on a reality show is that you acquire fans. At first, we weren’t sure what to think of this, but we quickly embraced it. It is an amazing feeling to hear the stories of individuals and their inspirations. This is particularly prevalent in the CrossFit, Primal, and Paleo communities. These communities are filled with the people that inspire us and we are proud to call them family. We wanted to give our sincerest thank you to Mark’s Daily Apple and the Primal community. Your support and compassion has been overwhelming and we continue to cherish every moment. You guys Grok our world!

The Expedition is coming to an end, but the Gypsies’ adventures have just begun. Make sure to VOTE on our next “compassionate adventure” here and spread the love: The Modern Gypsies Projects

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Noah
Noah
5 years 3 months ago

Sold out? Bummer! I saw they were going to be at my favorite sports bar in Boulder about a week and a half ago, but the article I saw had no information about buying tickets. It seemed to me that it was going to be a show-and-pay type of event. At any rate, 800 people seems like a lot to cram into Lazy Dog, maybe the party will spill out onto the mall.

PrimalArturo
5 years 3 months ago

I’m wearing purple and sporting a moustache as I write this. #Notkidding.

Tucker Kimball
5 years 3 months ago

The folks at Gould Academy and I, Eric’s alma mater, are super psyched for tonight. We’re proud to root for the Gypsies. Great guys with great social conscience. Check out an interview I did with Eric to learn more about the man behind the mustache…oh and check out our mustaches as well.
http://bit.ly/EricBachGypsies

Greg
Greg
5 years 3 months ago

Have enjoyed every episode of EI and have been cheering on the Gypsies. Those guys have rocked in every aspect and have done the primal/paleo community proud.

Will be tuned in tonight. Whatever happens, PLEASE PLEASE don’t let Fab3 win.

Crunchy Pickle
5 years 3 months ago

Yes, it has been amazing to watch and know the secret behind the success is in part due to being primal.

And, I will be sorely disappointed if Fab3 wins too! May it not be so!!

Primal Toad
5 years 3 months ago

You guys are awesome. I wish you all the best tonight.

I’ll be watching. Not with purple since I don’t own any purple clothes but I’ll be focused in on the event. The previews made it look like it was anyones game.

You have inspired me to go on my own adventure around the world. It has started and 2012 is going to kick ass.

I must ask… do you guys know anything about the possibility of a season 2?!

Gabby
Gabby
5 years 3 months ago

Go Gypsieeeess go!!!!!!

Petter R
Petter R
5 years 3 months ago
Since I’m from Sweden, I and my girlfriend have been forced to wait ’til friday and then download every episode and made it our friday special event along with a good primal meat dinner and wine. We’ve been cheering for you Gypsies since day one! (although, Team No Limits has grown with every episode and I’m no longer sure which team I’d rather see first on the finish line!) Make no mistake though – if Fab3 wins this stuff, I’ll cry for humanity, because those guys are arguing constantly and really aren’t worth the attention. It feels like they’re in… Read more »
Timothy
5 years 3 months ago

Go Gypsies! You are a credit to the whole primal community, and an inspiration to me personally.

I will be rooting for you, and not having any purple clothing on hand, will give my toddler a bowl of frozen blueberries. He will then turn the whole room purple.

Primal Toad
5 years 3 months ago

Lol. I have frozen blueberries… I’ll be snacking on them while watching tonight. Great dessert to enjoy after a grass-fed hot dog primeal.

Allison
Allison
5 years 3 months ago

My guide on the TV says only football is on tonight??!!! Anyone else have this problem?

~ Pa
~ Pa
5 years 3 months ago

~ Way to go Gypsies!!! Congrats on the win!

Primal Toad
5 years 3 months ago

Hell yea! Talk about inspiration! Total domination!

Chris
Chris
5 years 3 months ago

Start wearing purple, wearing purple
Start wearing purple for me now
All your sanity and wits they will all vanish, I promise
It’s just a matter of time…

Dave Fish
5 years 3 months ago

Great to see the Gypsies win Expedition Impossible though I would have been happy to see fellow Coloradans No Limits pull off an upset. I took an immediate dislike to AJ from Fab 3 so their meltdown in the final leg seemed like poetic justice. Anyway it was a fun show to watch and I’m looking forward to the next season.

rose
rose
5 years 3 months ago

Good guys do finish first and second!
Much fun. Enjoy your success!

Matt
Matt
5 years 3 months ago
All sorts of reasons to like the Gypsies, least of which is their Primal/Paleo habits. They seem to be a bunch of genuine cool dudes, shoot straight and their sportsmanship is second to none. Most impressive feat, in my opinion, was their stopping to have tea in the middle of one of the legs of the race. I was flipping out watching them do that, but to see them win and actually enjoy the race was even more awesome. Perhaps their domination in season 1 will lead the casting directors to ask about paleo/primal habits next season. If only to… Read more »
Another Halocene Human
Another Halocene Human
5 years 3 months ago

Free the Children looks like a really interesting organization. Too bad they don’t seem to be doing domestic or development work in the Deep South. If there are any youth that need empowering it would be youth in areas from northern/coastal Florida to South Carolina to the Appalachians to East and Gulf Texas. We need a revolution in this country and don’t even realize it.

Heather
Heather
5 years 3 months ago

Then do it.

Jenifer (aka Zoebird)
5 years 3 months ago

we dont’ get this show in NZ, but it sounds cool.

Heather
Heather
5 years 3 months ago

I had no idea that the gypsies were primal the entire time I was watching the show. I wish that had been broadcast more on the show. I know they had no choice in editing. but I’m still excited that they WON! They’ll still get a larger market of people to talk to about their primal choices now that they’ve participated and won the show 🙂

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