The best laid plans

Smaller ride today but got some gravel/dirt in.┬áNow that I’m a couple days into this blog and into my final turn of determination to do the Great Divide, I’ve found myself in a position to let life get in the way, possibly for the best.

The most challenging part of planning for this ride has been conscripting ride partners. And now that I’m making this ride officially official, my partner is feeling the stinky finger of life poking up her nose. She’ll be in nursing school full time for the next 18 months and has, up to this point, had no real qualms with my plans. Just this week however, she began to get a strong desire to ride along with me.

How can I say no to spending 6 weeks with someone I love spending time with anyway? How could I deny someone the opportunity to experience all that this journey may hold?

So it looks like I can add another 360+ days to the countdown timer… And start shopping for a bike for her.

Today’s Ride:

It gets real

New look to the site. Sorry for anyone (the two of you) who may have enjoyed the old content.

With 207 days left until I plan to depart from Banff, it was time to clean things up and get serious.

Maps have been acquired and a rough itinerary can be found here. Feel free to comment or contact me if you’d like to join me for all or part of the ride.