Living in the Present while Planning for the Future

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Don’t forget to Enjoy where you are Right Now

It’s so easy to be looking forever forward and yearning for what is to come – the future. It’s harder for me to remember that it’s “now” that matters the most. Although we’ve packed away or sold most of our stuff, and our lives seem chaotic and stressful right now, I keep this little note hanging about to remind us to [Read More…]

Cycling Shorts: Q & A with Travelling Two

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Over the years, as we’ve prepared for our tour, we’ve followed a number of cyclists who were already out there experiencing the world from the seat of a bicycle. Anxiously following their adventures online, their blogs provided inspirational fodder for our dreams. Although we hadn’t met a single one of these cyclists personally, we felt intricately connected to them somehow, and were moved by their online reflections, their struggles, and [Read More…]

The Building of Sheila's Bike: 99% Done

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We finally have some photos of Sheila’s touring bike in an almost-done condition. As a friend recently stated, Sheila’s bicycle is “very elegant”, and we tend to agree. I’ll walk you through some of the finer points of her bicycle in this post.

 

Stem

Right off you’ll notice her bike’s odd looking stem and lack of handlebar tape. Our wonderful friend David from the Winooski Bike [Read More…]

Final Preparations, Launch Date & Customizations

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Ah. Yes. Here we are. In the midst of the final chaos of preparing for an open-ended multi-year cycling expedition. It appears it doesn’t matter how many years ahead you start to plan, feedback from other cyclists indicates that this is just part of the process. They’re also telling us that this is the most stressful part, which is good to know. Even though we’ve been burning the [Read More…]

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