The Bicycle Traveler Quest … Your Life Unfolds …
Thinking adventure might be dangerous? Try routine, it is lethal!
In the quietest of the moments, a real-life adventure beckons.
Anyone who goes far, the world looks different from what it really seems. And if at home evoking by the word, they say, he is telling lies.
Only this believes the people dulled herd, which gropes, which shows the eyes.
Inexperience, that has stayed at home, won’t give this story little faith. H. Hesse: Journey to the East
Bicycle Touring as one of the most Earth-friendly ways for exploring the world and getting to know yourself. It can not be compared to any other mode of travel. Since bicycle traveler must be actively present all the time, the real-life continuously happens in front of his eyes. With touring bicycle under his feet, the world is sliding past him in all its diversity. And that flexibility is the most important thing for a self-supported bicycle traveler. He can choose how his journey unfolds.
IT ALL STARTS WITH A DREAM
Since that period, when the idea of Journey Around the World was born, decades have passed. Torn between great expectations and apathy you lived your everyday life in envy, to those who dare to live their dreams. Often, there was a fear in your mind about the greatness of this plan. As a result, most of your thoughts and skills were focusing on finding ways and means to realize that goal. Gradually reaching a point of no return, which only the highest force can prevent, from realizing it. And, you where thinking: Is this a common life dream of the ordinary man? What kind of life is that? Being afraid of living your own dreams, while stalking the stories of others.
THE REAL WORLD FOR EVERYBODY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The early expectation was a part of a New Age philosophy, that realization of your quest will be inspired and encourage by some kind of a Deity – but this, unfortunately, never happened. You gave up thinking on saving some part of the World’s Ecosystem, just by traveling with the most ecological transportation. Therefore your effort is, to rise and encourage yourself away, from being just one of average time and space consumers. Perhaps that is a reasonable goal. While following opinions of others, your mind was pursuing for different answers to that impossible question about the meaning or no-meaning of life. What was given to us and what never meant to be. It seems like, that all this was only a mind obsession.
* The Quest – A search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something …
WHAT MAKES US A HAPPY PERSON
Maintenance of high expectations, that your goal will remain a humble role model to family relatives as well as your friends around the world, who will follow your example, was an illusion. But first of all, you just want to stroll and scroll around our beautiful planet with your Touring Bicycle. To make a visit to certain dream destinations, get to know people and above all, do exactly what was your long lasting dream. The great allegory of life, as constant change, and, the way, that is more important than the goal, is implemented here literally. The human life is unique and should be very precious to everyone. Since it is temporary and indefinite, let’s allow life to completely embrace us, as soon as possible! Simply enough?
DREAMS THAT SHOULD BE PURSUED
So, your expectations are only to enjoy the ride as long as there is motivation and then stop, rest, eat, write, meditate or be invited by the locals. Sometimes you will be lonely and longing for a warm embrace of the people, and every day at dusk, you will lay down to rest, sleep well and with a smile on your face wake up in the new sunlit day, hopefully never in a hurry. And if you spontaneously change your plans for the future, Bicycle Touring can be felt like the closest thing to freedom, that you will ever experience. Finally, a firm belief will emerge: all the time, of the rest of your life is still available to you in abundance, to carry out the most important thing in human life – not to dream your life, but to live your dream. Your life is more defined now, since you have a goal and this goal is your journey.
Do it your way, or find friends to ride with!
Get out of a comfort zone, rather than living at safe distance, ruled by a routine!
Be grateful for the opportunity and courage to travel and experience the world.