Saturday, July 25, 2009

The End of the Road is Only the Beginning

Miles Per Day: Day 81=69.75

Total: 3,681.53


bill h said...

Right on. Put a smile on my face

Liisu said...

What a fine picture!

But, it's not the end, isn´t it!

You must go on! Somewhere. You cannot disappear, says pikuliisu (little Alice).

Anonymous said...

Congrats on reaching the Pacific.

Matt said...

If you haven't seen this, I thought you would enjoy it:
Short story about living the good life...

Anonymous said...

Um, I already commented, but I was just wondering - how did you feel when you reached the ocean?

Brian said...

Congrats on the end of one amazing journey!

Good luck as you begin another!

Me said...

Congrats Jack :) You made it! :) I'm sure everyone else wants to know now....

Have you figured out what you plan to do now?


SF Kid said...

The picture says it all. Congrats on a terrific ride. You must feel great! Now chill and enjoy the Pacific Coast for as long as you can.

SF Kid said...

Congrats on a great ride! You must feel Great! Thanks for sharing it w/ all of us. Now take some time to enjoy the Pacific Coast as long as you can.

Nicole said...

Congratulations! I'm sending you a big hug right now.

microwave said...

Excellent photo. The composition is just the tops!

Linda said...

I'm happy for you! Congratulations on reaching the Pacific, and the beginning of the rest of the adventure!

Daizy said...

What an awesome experience. I can't wait to read about your next adventure.

frugal zeitgeist said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the journey.

Where are we going next?

Jade of the Jungle said...

Wooooh, you made it! Congrats, very impressed. Is Pacific Jack who you hoped he would be?

If you're taking suggestions from blog readers as to what to do next, I think pedalo to Hawaii sounds fun. :)

Unknown said...

W00t! Proud of you man!

Now ride into Cali, beers on me!

denise lynnette said...

i'm glad you commented because it lead me to your writings. i find you and how you express yourself refreshing.

will come back...and i don't tend to read blogs any longer. but i am drawn to yours.

in warmth,
boho girl

twokniveskatie said...

jack- i am so happy for you. this is a big to be proud of! just don't forget those moments along the road, when you shed layers of your old life and ways of thinking....those moments forged in sweat and determination and courage ....those will be the true measure of the man.

you rock.

Christine said...

Wow. U made it! So Bittersweet. Got me shedding a tear. Right on, Radical Jack! U Made It!

Now Ur going to write a memoir on your adventure, right?

Kandice said...


Debbi said...

Time for a long swim to Hawaii! Okay, maybe not . . .

Congrats on reaching the Pacific.
You've achieved something truly amazing. And, as you say, the journey's just begun.

Great photo! (That isn't you, is it?)

m/p said...


just found your blog, and i wanted to send you an email, but somehow, its not letting me open the link.

need some coming up at the end of the road...or maybe its the beginning?


A bird in da hand said...

Congratulations! Your posttitle reminds me of a book which I think you might like: The End Is My Beginning by Tiziano Terzani.

Very nice picture!



Anonymous said...

That is so awesome!!!
I'm so happy for you. . . Enjoy the Pacific!!

Dreamer said...

I love that photo - it speaks a thousand words - is that you in the photo by any chance?

Unknown said...

I noticed you always share your inspiration music... Have you ever tried biking with Jean Sébastien Bach's unaccompanied cello suites performed by YoYo Ma? It is inredible! Try it!

Elizabeth Halt said...

very cool - many congrats on reaching the Pacific!

and ENJOY the moment/feeling/..


Jack said...


Thanks. Glad you liked the post.


Not to worry...plans are in the works.



Jack said...


Thanks for the tip. Will check it out later today.


An unbelievable emotional hit. It was something I will never forget.



Jack said...


Thanks. Some stuff is in the works...just wait a bit and all will be revealed.

@SF Kid,

Thanks man. And beleive me, I will. Already took a couple of days to just chill.

@Miss Scorpio,

Thanks hon.

Jack said...


Glad you appreciate it. It's all due to "Dave's" excellent photo school.


Thanks. Nice to hear from you.


In some ways, I can't wait either!

Jack said...


Thanks. Stuff is in the works. Just wait a bit and all will be revealed.


Thanks. Well, so far, yes. I've been doing absolutely nothing the past couple of days. Relaxing definitely suits me. And not sure about Hawaii, but will take it into consideration.


Funny you should say that...

Jack said...


I've been following you for a while now. I love your photography. Do continue reading and let me know what you think.


Well put. I don't think anyone could forget those moments.


Thanks. Well, I guess anything is possible, but have no plans for one.

Jack said...




Thanks. And yes, just the beginning. That's what's so amazing. And yes, that's me.


Weird. Just email me at Can't promise I will respond immediately (have a pretty big backlog to get to).

Jack said...


Ummm...I'll check it out. Thanks!




Yeah, that's a great photo. And yes, it's me.

Jack said...


You know, I don't actually have that recording but saw a performance on youtube. The only YYM album I have is the Bartok New York Album. Probably need to expand a bit.


Thanks. BTW, Oregon is beautiful!

Coolkayaker1 said...

Your blog insipired me to look at my own life. I formed a conclusion, posted below in my blog. I am coming to your way of thinking, oh former-attorney, now oracle of your own destiny.

Srividya said...

Congratulations ! Please keep posting.

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Congrats on making it all the way!!!! I am so glad you made it and very happy for you. Nice photo!

Jack said...


Thanks for the link. I don't think I need to tell you that I absolutely agree with your latest post. Take care.


Will do. And thanks.


Thanks and thanks:)

Kerry said...

Congrats, Jack... You give all of us who are trying to find that "new" place in our lives hope.

I'm so excited for you.

Debbi said...

Excellent! I'm glad you decided to make a personal appearance on your blog. :) And the photo is perfect.

Tim Kevan said...

thank you jack and very many congratulations to you too! best wishes tim kevan

dtb said...

What a sense of--I don't know--bliss I had seeing this post. It has been a joy to share this journey with you.

Christie said...

You did it!!

I'm really proud of you (even if that's weird for a complete stranger to say).

Anonymous said...


blinkingwoman said...

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Sinead said...

Congratulations Jack!

I'm loving that photo as well.

... You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore ...

Jill Homer said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Julia said...

I'm so happy for you, Jack! Thanks for sharing your journey.

Jack said...


Thanks for checking in. Always nice to hear good things.


Thanks. Wish I could take credit. Some dude on the beach was nice enough to take it.


Thanks man. And congrats to you. Looks like everything is moving in interesting directions on your end.

Jack said...


Thanks. It has actually been a privilege to have you and others follow along.


Just glad I made it in one piece. Thanks.



Jack said...


Thanks for the tip. May actually be our west for a while so appreciate all the info.


Just love that quote.


Thanks. Still keeping up with you you know...

Kevin M said...

Jack - I found your blog just today from a comment on Early Retirement Extreme and have read through just about everything. Congrats on your journey and reaching your goal. You have made me think about my own life and what I can do to take it back. Lately, I just feel like I'm adrift and going through the motions. So thanks for the kick in the butt.

Family on Bikes said...

You're right. It is truly only the beginning. So, we'll see you down in South America soon, right? Congrats! What an accomplishment!