Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Take that you thieving Brits! Yeah.....it's locked up a bit more securely. Sure the left Pannier rack is now bent and the case is scratched along with a few other bits, but overall the bike is riding fine. I took Monday night's happenings as a sign that I can't be quite as laid back about my bike's security. Locking it to itself will not be enough it seems. Human selfishness and lack of moral code is insured against by a simple piece of technology. Punks.

So today I'm doing a bit of procrastinating....and trying to get myself back on the road. I'm not feeling like a very successful traveler today. Even though I'm out here and I'm taking it all in, I haven't felt the open road lay in front of me in over a week and I need to get back out there. People trying to steal my bike doesn't help either....made my entire trip feel pretty vulnerable to attack.

I know that the next few days/weeks are finally uncharted territory as I don't have any plans to see friends or stay with anyone. I guess I keep saying it, but my comfort zone is being challenged and exposed again. I'm actually surprised at myself at how hesitant I am to just move forward. I just realized that it's the alone part that has me hesitant and not readily seeking new adventure....that I'm sure of. Just having a partner on the road would make it endlessly easier and exciting to take on strange places. I guess that seems obvious to most, but the reality of it just hit me while I tried to analyze my laziness. I'm on this trip for that reason I suppose. Yeah....I'm exposed.....I like people....except you people that decide to screw with me about saying all this. :)

I'm planning to leave tomorrow if I can get a few things in order. Wish me luck....it could be a while before another update.

4 comments:

Paula Brent said...

Poor Bear...I'm at least glad you just tapped on the window and didn't go running out into the night to try to kiss the butts off of 3 punks. They outnumbered you...No material thing is worth getting creamed! I wish you luck wherever you are and just know that your friends and family love you and hope you are safe and sound. Much love, Mom

texcanadian said...

Pooh bear!?! Awesome. I am SO calling you poo bear from now on. THanks Mom!

Anonymous said...

Tex Canadian...
That wasn't POOH Bear...it was POOR Bear...His nickname has been Bear since he was little...You can call him Bear if you want!

love to you, too...

Mom

Kevin R. said...

Punk ass thugs! Glad you were awake to catch them in the act. Remember to stay on the left side of the road and keep the rubber side down! Peace bro.

Kevin