Tuesday, July 24, 2007

1,000 Saturdays

We’ve decided to give our trip a subtitle – 1,000 Saturdays. The idea came from a random conversation with our friends in Vail. We were all hanging out on a Thursday night and one of our friends said "I feel like tomorrow is Saturday". I smiled and added "Now everyday is Saturday for us". And so it goes…

We have been busy in the first couple of weeks of being jobless. It seems that much of our time has been spent cleaning, sorting and organizing. We underestimated the amount of "stuff" we needed to store in Denver. It’s amazing how much two people can acquire over 12 years of being together. There have many more trips to Goodwill than expected. At times it has been difficult to decide what to keep since we will be gone for 2+ years. You really begin to realize what you "need" to live.

The transition to the Bicycle Geography life has been interesting. You would think that being footloose would be a piece of cake. For the most part, it’s been great but we’re still working from a plan and sticking to a schedule. Most recently, we’ve been working on routes in New Zealand and Australia and we’re in the process of procuring a solar panel to run our electronics. Most importantly, the bikes are almost complete and we’re looking forward to going on some mini-tours before we leave in September.

And yes, we’ve been getting out on our bikes. It’s hard to top the riding in Eagle County, but we have been enjoying the urban trails in Denver. The singlespeeds have been out quite a few times in Bear Creek Lake Park – a nice oasis on the west side of Denver.

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