Thursday, February 17, 2011

Looking forward

About a year ago I purchased a new touring bicycle. Riding from our home in Tucson to our retreat home in Summit CO, Colorado, seemed a reasonable excuse and a doable goal. A fortnight cycling through the American Southwest the backdrop. The happy outcome was a time of discovery and re-discovery; discovery, up close, of our new neck of the woods, and re-discovery, with brand-new equipment and gear, my love of cycle touring.

If I'm anything it's thrifty, buying a touring bike for a two week ride? Hardly worth it, comes now the time to get my money's worth and cost average the new bike with a bit longer effort. So here I go on the Eat, Pray, Ride Tour,

For many of us who ride long and hard, the freedom to consume copious amounts of food with little effect on our waistline, a major reward. Thus Eat.

For, one such as I, a lifelong spiritual seeker, time in nature, at the contemplative pace of cycling, offers opportunity for reflection. Thus Pray

The magic carpet, providing the means for a simultaneous gastronomic and contemplative experience, the simple and beautiful bicycle. My machine is a Bruce Gordon BLT, which I call "The Song Bird", after Sky King's airplane and my love of singing, mostly barbershop harmony, and of flying as in bird. Thus Ride

So, with thanks to Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love", I think I'll name this edition of my pedal-persuits, Eat, Pray, Ride; One man's search for everything, bicycling across America.

Well there ya have it, beginning March 12, 2011, I, along with several others, will depart San Diego, California in route to St. Augustine, Florida, a journey of 3,000 miles over 52 days, through the Southern Tier of states. I'm not sure what will occur, day-to-day, or what we will encounter, what ever, I'll be eating, praying, riding and posting. Your welcome to come along, if you like.

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  1. I suggest a different background photo since this one is black at the bottom and we have to read black on dark gray which is difficult.
    And I know you want to be crystal clear.

  2. Nice work. Looks like you are liking that iPad......
    I can smell the onions on that burger :)