I think today was the first day I truly began to understand why I am doing this. I think the answer has eluded me insofar because it is quite simple. When I first tried to write about why I am doing this, I produced this wordy statement: To embark on an epic adventure into the great unknown so that I may be confronted with a diversity of experiences that challenge me mentally, physically and spiritually and ultimately give me the tools with which I can continue to construct a happy, successful life. This might sound great, but it speaks more to the effects of the adventure rather than its cause and it fails capture the underlying reason why I am putting myself through this. So, why am I doing this? When it comes right down to it, I am doing this because the vision of riding a bicycle all the way around the planet naively entered my head and I knew that I would forever regret it if I didn’t give it a go. This adventure is simply me giving it a go.
|Distance ridden today||107.6km|
|Average cycling speed||17.2kph|
|Total distance ridden||5,681km|