Don’t worry I will be coming back. I am leaving for a good reason. I will be joining my father as he cycles around the world. I will be riding the Asian leg from Beijing, China to Kiev, Ukraine via Mongolia and Russia.
In the penultimate scene of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Sean Penn is poised to take a picture of a rare snow leopard. Sean says “ Sometimes when I like a moment, like me personally, I don’t take the picture, I like to remain right here in the moment.”
Sean Penn captures my goal for the coming 100 days We are surrounded by distractions; social media, jobs, our social lives. None of these are bad in themselves, but I find that when you remove yourself from your “routine” it can be truly rewarding. I plan to “be present” soaking up the cacophony of smells, noises and sights. The world is a wild and exciting place with so many things to share.
I want to experience the people of the countries I will be cycling through. Too often, we go on vacation and treat it like a checklist.
- Eiffel Tower
- Eat a crepe
- Visit the Louvre.
I am by no means degrading those incredibly rewarding and special places. However, to truly understand the people of a country you must visit the places they do, eat the food they do, and attempt to understand the culture.
Perhaps the most understated part, of my
I cannot wait to “explore the depths of the human spirit” (Another Walter Mitty quote) and return to GOOD with stories abounding. During the summer I will be blogging and vlogging about our journey at jeremiahwattcycling.com.