About

Kyle M. Bondo

Host / Founder

Professional Reckoneer, blogger, and race promoter, Kyle Bondo founded Reckoneer (Recreational Engineering) in 2012, a veteran owned, educational sports management company, to make the art and science of outdoor race promotion simple and repeatable.

Since founding Reckoneer, Kyle has lead Reckoneer to finally find it’s off-road education calling by publishing a weekly blog (Reckoneer.com) that teaches new and veteran race promoters how to build, direct, and operate a successful off-road racing business.

Kyle is also the host and producer of the Merchants of Dirt Podcast (Merchantsofdirt.com). The Merchant of Dirt Podcast expands on Reckoneer’s off-road racing education mission by extending the reach to a much great audience of race promoters. Each episode takes Kyle’s 20+ years of off-road racing experience, and provides subscribers an insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering and useful race promotion education.

When not writing or producing, Kyle enjoys mountain bike racing, adventure racing, and spending time with his family outdoors.

Mr. Murphy

Co-Host / Fictional Lawyer

Professional lawyer, saboteur, and co-host, Mr. Murphy of the law firm Murphy, Murphy, and Murphy, is a frequent visitor to Reckoneer.com since 2012.

Best known for Murphy’s Law — A Definitive Guide to Wrecking Everything, Mr. Murphy is a big believer in whatever can go wrong, will go wrong, with a particular enjoyment of having it happen at the worst possible time, and in the worst possible sequence.

As a co-host of the Merchants of Dirt Podcast, Mr. Murphy serves as a constant reminder to always Murphy-proof your planning by trying to think like Mr. Murphy, and beat him at his own game.

When not wrecking races, websites, or plans, Mr. Murphy enjoys collecting vintage hand-grenades, trail running, and spending time with his good hunting dog, “bad luck”.