When I first began riding a bicycle through Africa, there was little on my mind other than the road ahead. From desert crossings and steep mountain climbs to remote tribal villages and the ominous wildlife surrounding my tent; there was more than enough to occupy the mind.
In short, I spent one year focusing on the simple pleasures and far away from the distractions which often consume daily life. As my cousin often says; “we can be busy fools” and in this sense, it can be all too easy to allow mundane or meaningless thoughts to consume our time each day.
Replacing “reasons” with Microadventures
Anyway, I also realized during this particular trip that taking a long distance adventure is not a realistic option for most people. Simply put, it seems like a ludicrous amount of time, money and commitment, not to mention the fact that cycling across Africa seems like a rather silly idea.