Riding my bicycle across Vietnam
Yikes! I can’t believe in about a week I’ll be on the road again! First we have to drive to Maine. Dad, grandma, and I are stopping into the White Mountains, then continuing on to Acadia National Park, where we’ll hike for a few days. The park will also serve as the dart point of my ride back to Cleveland along the Adventure Ccling Northern Tier route. Next Tuesday, I’ll head down the Atlantic Cost for about 160 miles to Portland, ME where I will meet up with my partner in crime for the next couple weeks, Mark. From there we will cut West away from the coast, into the heart of Maine, and before we know it, New Hampshire. So far, I’m feeling great! The trip is still far enough away where I can feel a sense of irreverent euphoria without the anxiety. I haven’t really started to pack yet, I have my list, of course. Tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be packing en masse. I feel fairl prepared, I’ve even doing a decent amount of riding these last couple weeks in Cleveland, although I won’t lie, I’ve missed more than a couple planned riding days! Before the summer started I was concerned I would have way too much time on my hands these three weeks every afternoon. In fact quite the opposite has been true. Bus, busy, busy. In fact, we’re hosting four very experienced bike tourists cycling around Lake Erie right now. They’re ending in Oberlin, OH tomorrow. Their stories and position have made me yearn for life back on the road, in the saddle, at the mercy of the elements. Lckily I know I’ll be getting my fill soon. My media presence I’m planning as follows, taking strategies from two of my previous tours. I’m going to try for daily written updates on here, Summit, as well as short videos on the Summit and my personal Facebook. I have this new-tangled foldable keyboard for typing on the phone; it’s not bad! I will get back to the world either this week, or at the least, during the drive to ME. Enjoy yourself!