A daily journal of a solo, unsupported cross country bicycle trip in memory of Eric Okerblom to raise awareness of cell distracted driving.
Monday, February 28, 2011
It is a wonderful thing to be able to run away from ones life. to leave behind responsibility, deadlines, work; and even community, friends, and family. There is a freedom we sacrafice for social neccesity and civilization. Huck Finn had it right. The world looks different when the only obstacle is the mountain before you. Day two had plenty of mountains. After 30 miles of continuous uphill and snow, I hit the wall. I dragged my sorry behind over the summit, and enjoyed a 24 oz modelo and a mineral soak in Jacumba. I have been meeting a few fellow xcountry cyclists on the way. Tomorrow brings the great desert. I look forward to a leasurely 65 on the flats. o