This past week, I straddled my Vanilla Bicycle again for the first time since September. I've been on my Bridgestone, but not my touring bike since I completed my trip. It's been overhauled and is riding like a new. Breaking in a new seat is incredibly uncomfortable, but something that has to be done. The weather is getting better and it's time to be on the bike everyday… whether commuting, doing errands or riding with friends. And, I'm looking forward to doing some mountain biking this week after work.
Most importantly, I'm sorting through the 100s, if not thousands of artifacts related to my trip. Photos, gifts, certificates & awards, tokens, quotes, blog posts… anything that spurs memories and allows me to grasp the moments I experienced. I'm doing this because I'm working on a book. It may take years to complete, but it's the next journey I've already begun. Stay tuned!