It sems like forever since I last posted. For that, I apologize. Work and life in general have been pretty hectic, and despite having five posts backed up in the queue to publish, I haven't been able to actually finish them. Lots to come though, so thank you for your patience.
I wanted to take a minute to be gracious...
To everyone around the world who has either purposely or accidentally viewed my blog, I can't express to you enough gratitude for your interest and engagement. Seeing the views climb gives this blog purpose and feeds me with the desire to continue writing for you. I am simply amazed by the way intercontinental communication has connected the world. To date, I have had reviewers/viewers/readers/subscribers/passers-by from Canada, USA, France, Russia, Germany, Senegal, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Netherlands. Unreal.
Please send me your comments and your feedback. I would love to hear from riders, adventurers, supporters, and dreamers alike.
I also want to show my extreme appreciation for my greatest supporter on this little quest for mental and physical fulfillment - my beautiful wife, Jennifer. Without her staunch encouragement for me to get up off the couch and chase my dream, this "mid-life solution" would have never taken off. Thank you for kicking my proverbial butt Honey!
Some of you might know that I am a technical communicator by trade - so writing is quite natural for me. This type of writing, however, isn't typical of my profession. I truly hope to further engage your interest and fascination with my little adventure with better quality writing each time out. To coin an appropriate analogy, writing is like hopping on a two-wheeler for the first time - the more you do it, the quicker you can learn to do it with both hands off the handlebar (or eyes off the keyboard). I plan to write quite often about a variety of topics - gear, rides, biking philosophies, fitness, and even recipes(!). I hope you stick around and continue to support me on my quest to ride the Divide.
Now, back to the writing that pays the bills! We'll talk again very soon.