Tuesday, 8 November 2016

An adventure.

Welcome to Birdy the bike and me.
Birdy is my bike. She's not the flashiest or youngest bike around, but she does me well. In the 10 years we have been together, a lot of miles have been covered.

And well....this is me.

I am about to embark on an adventure! Not straight away but in a few months.
All the biking I have done has been locally and just day rides. I'm fortunate that where I live in the South Island of New Zealand, there are so many bike trails and country roads to explore, but its time to expand my horizons. Instead of just taking a small step I have decided to take a big leap.

Over the years I have read and reread books by Josie Dew, Anne Mustoe and Dervla Murphy, all about their solo cycling adventures and wished that I could do the same thing.
I have been planning a trip to visit a good friend in Seattle , then fly to LA to meet up with another good friend for a roadtrip around Arizona. In this plan I was going to fly from Seattle to LA, but got to thinking there must be a more interesting way to do this. I looked at trains and buses, then stumbled onto a blog about cycling the Pacific Route! For me this would mean biking from Seattle to LA...nearly 2000kms!

At first I thought I wish I could do this, then why can't I do this, to maybe I could do this which progressed to why not do this, Now I am at the point where I am going to do this.

So I am taking the first steps towards my adventure. Have got my maps so I don't get lost!! 
(Thanks Graham http://www.grumgoesglobal.com/ )

"but we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies"
                                                                                                       Jack Kerouac


  1. Absolutely brilliant all the best look forward to updates ��

  2. Go for it, Lindy!!!!! I look forward to hearing of your adventures!!!!