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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: DownTheRoad.org on April 03, 2012, 08:41:40 am

 
Title: 10 Years of Continuous Bike Touring, Thoughts, Reflections and Thinking About Ho
Post by: DownTheRoad.org on April 03, 2012, 08:41:40 am
Hello fellow bike travelers:

I posted this on another forum but would like to also reconnect with old friends here.

On March 30, 2012 I marked my 10th consecutive year of bicycle touring the world. A whole decade has passed since I started and I find it a bit hard to believe. It's far longer than I originally expected when I left Arizona in 2002. This is a long time for anyone to dedicate their life to any single thing. I have been on tour longer than most people stay at a job, earn a college degree, or stay married. On my anniversary I am going to do the things I still love most; ride, visit new places, and camp - this time in the mountains of Northern India.

I found this letter (see link below) very emotional to write. Continuously drifting around the world this long was hard for me to confront and writing about it made me take a long look in the mirror. I hope you enjoy this letter.

http://bit.ly/GChyXy (http://bit.ly/GChyXy)
Title: Re: 10 Years of Continuous Bike Touring, Thoughts, Reflections and Thinking About Ho
Post by: waynemyer on April 03, 2012, 01:54:01 pm
Hey Tim,

Thanks for sharing and thanks for posting here. I own all your books and watched/read as adventures and dramas unfolded. It's all been inspiring, to say the least. Hopefully we will see you in Portland OR when you are doing your stateside tour.
Title: Re: 10 Years of Continuous Bike Touring, Thoughts, Reflections and Thinking About Ho
Post by: Westinghouse on April 05, 2012, 03:37:27 pm
That's really a very good post.