Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: central florida
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Ha...bicycle wanderer...I like the idea. Probably crazy as a loons, but...
I just watched on as a good friend passed away from cancer. Relatives are dropping off like flies now. For me, living a 8-5 life all my life has not been very fullfilling, leaving me with dreams unanswered; just feelings of wanting to 'be free'...experience new things. The last time I was 'free', I was bicycling through europe after seperating from the Air Force. I felt alive then, though...sort of aimless, drifting. But as long as I was moving, I was seeing new things, experiencing new people, cultures. My biggest regret was not having someone to 'share' the view with; that is, like someone else's photographs, one can never convey the gravity of the 'experience' unless the viewer was there too. Otherwise, just 'nice' pictures.
Still, it was a high point in my life and now as my years pass on, I realize I have only a few 'vital' years remaining to ever 'realize' things I've dreamed upon, like returing to the road. I remember before, that first 'step' is the hardest one. Once on the road, well, things always took care of themselves, and the obstacles one worries about 'before the ride', always turn out to be pretty solvable. Anyway, thanks guys for helping some of us still in the 'dreaming' stages to see others who have 'realized' actually getting out there and doing IT [IT being whatever one dreams upon]. We're all crazy in our own way I suppose, ha. I imagine a lot has changed since the 70's though.
How do you guys support yourselves [ergo, where's the money], ha.