Nonetheless-- to now counterbalance the above with some zealous cheer-- were I to summarize my year/my experiences/my findings/my travels in but a single post, it would have to come down to this: Bike touring has got to be the most radical way to travel (Insert many Exclamations!). I owe a whole bunch of thanks to my pretty radical guy for sharing his adventurous spirit with me and for teaching me so much about bike touring. As we pedaled our way through Thailand this past November (2010), I was fairly convinced that I was the luckiest girl in the world.
For every moment that offered acute levels of the most unparalleled freedom, there was also a consciousness that this was indeed how life was SUPPOSED to be lived...We simply rode. We simple WERE.
Never will I Ever forget how it felt to ride through the beautiful landscapes of Northern Thailand... "Epic!"