Living the Dream
Well, it’s all happening again! In 24 hours I will be beginning yet another leg of my grand lifetime bike tour. As per the usual, the past few days have been a strategic mix of breezy self confidence and blissful ignorance.
As with most other major events in my life, I am doing what I do best, keeping calm and carrying on. The past few days here in Vancouver pre-departure have been spent eating too much food, drinkin’ inexplicable amounts of coffee, running 1 errand a day then napping for a few hours and then eating more food.
It has not fully sunk in yet that for the next 3.5 months I will be living on the road and cycling (almost) everyday. I expect the full realization to sink in as Joshua and I cycle south tomorrow for the border.
This is a “rough” draft of my travel plans for the next 3.5 months.
So far, whenever people ask what I’m doing I have been doing my best to calmly, almost arrogantly so, state that I’m headed down to Guatemala via bicycle. This makes me seems a bit aloof but also keep me from freakin’ the hell out about what I’m actually about to do!
I’m not sure what to expect, and honestly I really would like to keep it that way.
What I know for certain is that:
1. I have a partner, Joshua, and am really excited to tour with someone.
2. I am truly excited to see the American West via bicycle.
3. Mexico has a pull that is impossible to resist and I can hardly wait to experience it.
4. I REALLY can’t wait to get the states and start paying normal prices for beer once again. Seriously! $12-15 for a sixer!?!?!?
Well that’s all for now but look forward to more tour-related posts coming your way.
My past few days in pictures…
It is always hard to say goodbye to this place, but I look forward to seeing it again soon.