Every day a little magic happens, both on and off the bike. I've been experiencing some pretty high-highs, fueled by adrenaline rushes, strenuous exercise, and a steady stream of mother nature every day. On the flip-side, I have also become acquainted with moments of fear, uncertainty, and loneliness, more so than the start of my trip. My journaling has … Continue reading 900 Miles: Bike Tour Update 9/19-9/29
This is what my bike looks like and what I've learned about my touring set-up.
A lot has happened in the past 10 days! I'm writing this post to give you a little background on what has been happening in my life recently. First off, this trip only started feeling like reality the day before I left. Before then, it still seemed distant and impossible, a pipe dream that would … Continue reading Bike Touring Update (9/9 – 9/19)
Don't bother reading this post if you can't eat one box of Annie's macaroni and cheese. Nothing against you, but you just don't need this in your life, you aren't ready. If you're like me, you like Mac n' cheese. And one box is never enough. Especially Annie's because that stuff is dope. It's got … Continue reading Camp recipe: Potato Mac n’ Cheese
A cooler in a pinch for all you dirtbags out there
Words and roads and memories Dappled sunlight through the trees Pushing power through my knees Twisting, turning like a breeze Riding through fresh mountain air A friendly wave, an angry stare The family grave and disrepair Wind rushing through my hair Breathing deeply, out and in Gleaming sweat and sun soaked skin It’s … Continue reading A Poem for SW Virginia
There were a few steps that went into planning for what to bring on this bike tour. Weather and climate pre-determined a lot of clothing and shelter choices and I wanted to make sure that I bring enough to be semi-self sufficient and prepared along the way. But, I don't want to be prepared for … Continue reading Bike Touring Gear (Starting out)
These are the routes that I plan to take to California on my first ever cross-country bike tour.