I’m not dead… Yet!
When I started this blog, I lived on the back of a bicycle. I did that for more than a year.
That was a pretty great year! Touring as a lifestyle is very fulfilling, and I learned a great deal about myself on the road. But, eventually, I decided it was time to move forwards. This semester is my busiest yet – I’m teaching two classes at UMass Amherst, I’m a staff writer for a renewable energy website, I’m the editor in chief of a new literary magazine, and I’m still freelancing.
In some ways, I’ve lost a bit of balance. The blog has been really great for me, since it forces me to get out and go on adventures to keep a level head through all of the other challenges in my life. This particular semester, I’ve let the blog take a backseat, and I miss it terribly.
In two weeks, my semester ends and Max, The Cyclist emerges from the pain cave to, once again, spend the entire summer on the back of a bike. Thank you for sticking with me, and thanks for giving me the motivation to get out and find a couple of stories to tell. I’ll be back in May with more reviews, trip reports, big rides, and bad puns.