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
The Morning I love riding on back roads. Almost as much as I hate riding on busy highways with no shoulders. On the 29th, I took a day off in Waverly and was feeling refreshed upon leaving town. A lot of the riding that day was going to be on back roads and I was feeling … Continue reading Lost and Lucky (9/30)
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