Tag Archives: overcoming obstacles

Choosing to trust the magic

Lately I’ve been thinking about money, and my career path, and how these two intersect with my bike tour dream. I estimate that I will need about $36,000 of (net) income to get me through this year on my bike. … Continue reading

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The rain returns

I’m back in Portland, after a wonderfully refreshing break. The area had a small bit of rain while I was gone, which mercifully cleared out most of the smoke, and put out many of the fires. Today, I was back … Continue reading

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Overcoming fears, finding new challenges

I am finding that blogging about my fears seems to help dissipate them. I love this, and hope it continues. (I recommend some version of this to anyone reading: if you don’t have a blog, maybe post about some of … Continue reading

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Scaling my first “mountain”

Today, I got in the saddle on the Brompton for the first time in a while. It was time to begin “training” for this dream!  The bike had had its first-ever tuneup the other day, so the ride was extra … Continue reading

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