Friday, April 24, 2009

Decision Time

After much soul searching I've decided to go ahead and start this bike trip after all. My ankle/leg is feeling much better and after riding over 60 miles during the past 36 hours I feel strong enough to get out on the road. I'll probably start super slow (20-30 miles a day) and try to extend it up to 50 miles a day by the second or third week.

Whether I make it to the Pacific is irrelevant at this point. What is important is that I am getting on that bike and trying my very best to get there. And if my very best turns out to be insufficient, I will just have to reach inside myself and find another way.


PleaseRecycle said...

Woo hoo! I was hoping you would/could go for it!

Now that you've pared all your stuff down to those few boxes (extremely impressed:), where are you going to keep it while you're off on your journey/life on bike?

Anonymous said...

I think that is awesome. I wish I was in a close location to that trail, I would stop by and cheer you on or just lend you a talking soul for a moment. :)

You have come a very far way in your adventures. Congratulations!

Jerry Critter said...

Sounds like a great decision. Just go for it and do what your body will allow you to do. 20 miles a day or 50, it doesn't matter. You are out there having fun and learning who you are.

I am looking forward to hearing about your adventures -- the good and the bad.


Srividya said...

Good luck ! You will be fine.

Debbi said...

Glad to hear you're doing better. Whatever happens, it's sure to be interesting. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Bon voyage!

Unknown said...

Yay! I can't wait to hear about your travels. All the best!

Jennoit said...

Give 'er, Jack! Look forward to watching your progress.

dtb said...

I'm looking forward to hearing about the journey, no matter how far it takes you.

kate said...


It sounds like the right decision to me too, based on how I know you through your writing here.

However long the trip will be, you will adapt to the necessary changes, and take it on with a spirit of adventure.

Have fun!

donna said...

great! good luck, and enjoy!

Jack said...


All of it will probably be in storage if the house gets sold/rented.


Thanks. And no worries. Maybe we will meet up some other time.



Jack said...




Thanks for the kind thoughts.


Thanks. Just stay tuned.

Jack said...




Yeah, let's see where it leads.



Jill M said...

Congrats! Can't wait to hear how it goes and to have lots to think about when you share your personal development thoughts with us, too.

anita said...

consider it a sign that you are supposed to slow down and enjoy the journey!

Circus Life said...

I'm so excited for you! I hope it goes well and please be safe!!!