Adventure Cycling leadership training course
Well after 10 days in the warm Florida sun and with lots to talk about I can ignore the white stuff outside my window since that groundhog did not see a shadow; thanks for having bad eyesight little guy.
On a warm note; not only did I get to meet great people at the adventure cycling seminar and equally great people at Disney World I also managed to get some sun on my shaved head! Now I don’t know how it happened with all those bacteria killing UV rays, but I managed to acquire a three day fever that finally left me in a cold sweat the night before the last day of a three day information intensive tour guide course. Which on a positive note allowed me to enjoy the rest of my time in Florida even more especially since my brain was no longer frying.
The outcome of the seminar involved sitting down outside with my tour advisor under the comfort of a scrawny pine, Sue who wowed me with her life wisdom and her concern that I did not seem to know what I wanted in this life. Now for me this was humbling because I knew she was completely right; what do I want, does anyone really know what they want in this life? Did I really want to babysit a bunch of baby boomers/”adults in charge of themselves”? “Well yes and no”, change is good and this opportunity to bring up the rear and experience everything bicycle touring has to offer while getting paid(not much) is appealing but for how long, I do not know. Anyways I learned two days before the course that Adventure cycling is all booked with ride leaders for 2013 and wont be seeking excellent new talent till 2014… “yeah that is a long ways away”. So thank you Sue for your wisdom and since I have at least one year before having to think about working as a tour guide ill remember your closing statement “you never know maybe you are destined to change the world” which followed with a little laughter then contemplating silence.
On a lighter note here is a photo of the roller coaster in Disney Worlds Animal kingdom called “expedition everest”
Thank you Jenna for the ticket!
Takes a look at our Monetary/Market system and possible ways to make it better. These are some fascinating perspectives on our social system that anyone I am sure can find fault with, but it will definitely get you thinking! I advise watching in two parts. Two thumbs up!
Another video created by Greg Wesolowich, thank you.
These two are about to leave via plane for Cancun Mexico on 5 month bicycle tour into Guatemala then back through Mexico homeward bound to Jackson Hole Wyoming. Brian and Hannah put up with me and all my stuff for a week in their small 1 bedroom apartment this summer and now its their turn to intrude and clutter others peoples casa’s. Can’t wait to see photos and hear all about it! Check it out, they leave in 4 days from this post date.
Critical mass San Francisco 20th anniversary!
Just some of the crazy stuff I saw last night. This guy actually dropped his cover during the ride and I picked it up but not before at least 10 people said “hot hot”.
So some my be sad I didnt include the 4 naked guys standing behind the lady with the microphone but I actually forgot. Anyways this is Critical Mass which started back in 1992 in San Francisco. Critical mass actually started with a bunch of roller bladers but evolved into cycling advocacy.
OK GO for free in Stern Grove park(San Francisco) this city is truly special
Yes this is the nail. Like I said how could this happen, little guy made it into my new tire and right into the rim. Not sure how it didnt go all the way through but thank god it didnt. Welcome to San Francisco, “at least we have great public transit”
By the way I had a total of 8 flats and all of them happened in every state after South Dakota!
This is a nail that set itself into… what are the chances that a nail could hit so perfectly?
Do you plan to take some time off the bike when your adventure is done? Are you looking forward to riding some of your old routes back home?
I do plan on taking time off as this body is getting tired, but probably not for long. I am in Denver’s airport right now. Just spent one hour laying on the floor dead asleep in between two sets of airport chairs. But yes looking forward to going home and getting together with family and friends. I didnt ride much this past week mostly because I was so darn tired; although found time to ride with the Rapha group last saturday and critical mass last night! Critical mass is a blast in San Fran if you ever get the chance, I highly recommend it!
Noah was here. Thank you San Francisco and John for helping me find my way into the city to where I would be staying with David, Laura and Smudge!
Now I must go outside and explore this beautiful sunny day!
Thanks for following me and keep a look out for some more photos and to hear whether or not I will be heading back to PA or staying in this city! Cheers
Last climb out of Stinson Beach before spending the last nigh in a beautiful spot right on the ocean in the trees of Slide Ranch. Dylan and everyone at Slide let us camp and eat with them. Thanks everyone!