Outside the rain and wind are picking up again, dousing my bike and rinsing off the mud from yesterday.
I wanted to title this post something like: "How to crowdfund $1500 in... 1 day/while sleeping in a 1950's VW Vagabond bus/while WWOOFing." But that would be dishonest and misleading
Well, I made it. Safely, happily, no pain, no regrets. Now I have this blog and hundreds of pictures to remind me of the experience!
...But you wait, you give your life's length to listening, and nothing happens. The ice rolls up, the ice rolls back, and still that single note obtains. The tension, or lack of it, is intolerable. The silence is not actually suppression: instead, it is all there is.” -Annie Dillard
I got here yesterday, December 8th. Which means it took me just a day under 3 months to bike 4,150 miles!
I've been halfway to my destination for the past two weeks. Which is not something that I mind, though I usually tack on "well, I'm a little more than halfway." Being halfway to a destination is a friendly milestone if you don't dwell on the tribulations of the past nor have too much expectation for the future.
A brief description of the happenings from Bunkie, Louisiana to Austin, Texas.
This section of the trip was my favorite so far.
My last update was 12 days ago. Since then I have crossed into Mississippi, Alabama, and then Florida. Today marks the first month on the road since leaving town. Currently I'm very happy and content- but as the rolling hills of Alabama tested my legs and lungs, the last 12 days have been a roller … Continue reading 1500 miles: Bike Tour update (9/29-10/11)
I have wanted to write about the pace of a long distance bike tour for a while now. It seems that there really is not much like it, it sits in limbo between walking and driving. Closer to walking than driving on some days. Everyday is an intense experience; being exposed outside, at the whim … Continue reading The Pace of Bike Touring