Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Redwood City, CA
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I've been pondering a bike tour for a while now. Previously, I couldn't seem to get past the idea that I need to use all of my vacation days I've worked so hard to accrue. Like I'd be wasting the days doing nothing when I should maximize my value with guaranteed pleasure such as a nice trip to a tropical island. But then I just read an article on this guy
I got to thinking how awesome that is, just totally check-out of society
So I Googled him for some more
And now I canNOT stop getting the idea of a bike tour out of my head. An extensive one, not just a vacation. A coast-to-nowhere. My mind is rolling now... about just how much I hate my high tech job and looking forward to the day I leave it. How I'm 37, not married, decided not to have children, dont own a house. What have I got? And what exactly am I doing? As I get older the meaning, purpose, and goals of my life become less clear. And something like this, a dream I have, suddenly seems like a very real possibility someday. I'm starting to ask myself, "Hey really, why not??"
Too many fantasy books for me, I fear. I dream way too often of exploring or adventuring new lands than I want to admit. But a bohemian bike tour, now thats about as close to it as reality will let me get. Not bad, not bad.
But can I really do it? Can I really make the sacrifice? Break the chains which hold me down but also provide my comforts? I dont know, but I hope I find out before I die...