Living in the Present while Planning for the Future

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…]

Final Preparations, Launch Date & Customizations

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…]

Spring Begins!

Today, our calendar announces that “Spring Begins”. Snow fell earlier in the week and we still have piles of snow 5 feet tall along our beltways. However, here in Vermont we know that Spring really is here – because it’s wet and muddy! One day temperatures can be in the low 30s and then, the next, climb into the high 50s, causing the snow to melt rapidly. [Read More…]

Take our Stuff Please (a.k.a. A Cycling Book Giveaway)

Days are short and cold in Vermont, so we’ve been focused less on outdoor activities, like building our teeny house, and more on indoor activities, like building my bicycle, finalizing our gear list for our tour, and sorting through the last of our stuff to sell or give away.

While sorting through our things we found CYCLING BOOKS. Lots of them. So, we thought, why not [Read More…]

Simplifying: Who knew it could be so much work?

Image: dan

“Stepping beyond the confines of your comfort zone will call on you to dig deeper into yourself than you have up to now; to dare to accomplish things which have no guarantee of success and to trade the “fine and good” for an experience of life that is far better, deeper, richer and infinitely more gratifying to your spirit.” ~Margie Warrell, Find [Read More…]

So Much Stuff : Reflections on Making Room

In my first attempt at creating a video, I reflect on material possessions, purging, and making room for other “things” in our lives. One step of many on our path to simplicity….

Purging Possessions, Making Room from 2cycle 2gether on Vimeo.

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