Life On The Road: Planning vs Reality

The reality of my route as I travel is turning out to be drastically different than my planning. This doesn’t concern me, but it does mean some changes in where I will go and what I will see.

I am clearly traveling far slower than I imagined possible. Leaving mid-June I thought I would be . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: Planning vs Reality

Life On The Road: A Stranger In My Own Land

As I travel through the country visiting places I realize, again, I am not the same person as when I left. I am almost completely out of touch with current events and have found I don’t really mind. Instead I focus on what is around me. The road I’m traveling and the people I meet . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: A Stranger In My Own Land

Life On The Road: Remembering The Sunglasses

For your daily amusement at my expense:

I have a tendency to leave my sunglasses behind after putting on my helmet. I’m getting better at not forgetting them but I still almost loose them once every week or two. It isn’t that they are all that expensive, they are just cheap wrap-around non-prescription sunglasses but . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: Remembering The Sunglasses

Life On The Road: Visiting Home

I has been strange visiting “home” in the middle of my trip. For more than a week I have been staying with my mom at the house where I grew up. The same house I stayed at for a few months while selling my house before I left for California and my last contract before . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: Visiting Home

Life On The Road: The Wanderer

I’ve been thinking back to how my travels have changed since I left on this trip. I am addicted to this wandering homeless lifestyle I have adopted and I am trying to figure out why.

It is hard to believe that I have been on the road for less than three months. It seems an . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: The Wanderer

Life On The Road: Homeless

Being back in Colorado has been an interesting experience. I’ve spent so much time exploring this state I know it intimately. I grew up in Boulder, a crazy town which has a special place in my heart, and am staying in the house where I grew up while I am in the area. It is . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: Homeless

Life On The Road: Man and Machine

The longer I am on the road the more it seems at times hard to tell where the bike ends and I begin. We depend on each other to survive this journey. I get transportation, a place to store my belongings and a link to the road. The Phoenix gets maintenance, repair and feeding. When . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: Man and Machine

Life On The Road: Camping

I have found camping to add an interesting dynamic to my travels.

I planned my trip assuming I would never using my camping gear. I knew from experience I probably would use it, yet when planning my finances I could not assume that. What I was not prepared for is how often I would spend . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: Camping

Life on the Road: Routine

Traveling long-term is nothing like a vacation. On a vacation it is easy to put everything off until you return home. Traveling like I am is just a different style of life and comes with its own routine, its own demands, and its own forms of stress. Unless I take a day off from riding, . . . → Read More: Life on the Road: Routine

Life on the Road: Yukon Edition

Traveling in the Yukon, or indeed anywhere in northern Canada or Alaska, is unique in many ways.

First, there are very few roads and lots of travelers. This means meeting a constant stream of travelers. Sometimes you will encounter the same people more than once. This creates an interesting sort of traveler community in the . . . → Read More: Life on the Road: Yukon Edition