Today I started a blog! Who knows if I’ll be able to remember my password, understand how to upload content, or be motivated to write updates. I guess it seems worth a try! I thought it would be a good way to share photos and thoughts from outdoor adventures, and due to a recent series of questionable life decisions, I’ve got the time for a variety of time-sucking outdoor hobbies involving varying degrees of pointless physical and psychological effort. This sort of dilly-dallying has helped me realize that exploring and hanging out in cool places is pretty much the point of life, and something at which I can excel. I guess that seems worth writing about.
I’m also currently pretty enamored with travel of the bicycle persuasion.
In other words, I quit my job, I quit paying rent, I have no idea how to get health insurance because I don’t have an address or income, and I’m going to go exploring by bike. I’m also still trying to remember not to put two spaces after a period, because I guess that’s a new thing that people do, and it is really hard.
Anyways, starting in sometime in March of this year I’ll be embarking on a mostly solo* adventure roughly charting a counterclockwise loop through the desert and mountains of the southwest USA. I’ll be starting and ending in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and my goal is to create a route on dirt roads and trails as much as I can. I have a long list of cool places I want to explore, including but not limited to the remote desert landscapes of southern New Mexico, Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains and Coronado National Forest, Tucson, the Mogollon Rim and Red Rock Country, Flagstaff, The Grand Canyon, Southern Utah’s Canyon Country and La Sal Mountains, Southwest Colorado, Durango, Northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains and Carson National Forest, all the hot springs, and of course the Gila.
I have no idea what I’m doing. I haven’t ever done a bicycle tour, let alone a remote, solo backcountry bicycle trip through the desert. I may die! I hope not, but with the blog, at least I’ll be able to keep you posted if I do. Thanks for following along.
*You can join me! Ask me how!