Pedal Adventures is a collection of stories about cycling, life, family, road schooling, and a nomadic travel lifestyle. We're a nomadic family with a basecamp in Colorado. In search of singletrack, smooth roads and occasional surf. Living an imperfect life perfectly.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. – William James I recently read an article on grief where the author stated that “resilience isn’t something you have during the event, rather you gain resilience after going through something hard.” This is not entirely true, you don’t have to go through something tough or traumatic to gain resilience and you can go through something tough or traumatic and never gain an ounce of resilience. Researching the science of resilience and examining my own behaviors have interested
So why are we doing this and what is our plan for the future? These are two questions we get a lot. Unlike some other full-time travelers we don’t actually have a plan or a timeline. Instead we “check in” with ourselves frequently to make sure it’s still the best path for all of us. Here are the things that keep us on the road indefinitely… Memories – Did you know that one of the biggest indicators of resilience are the memories you make and looking back at those memories? We are proof this works and it’s a big reason we keep going. While I
On December 8th 2016 we officially became nomads when we sold our home in Ridgway, Colorado for life on the road. It was actually quite anti-climatic since we’ve been part-time nomads since 2012 but still pulling the plug on a home base is a huge leap. What’s Next? Long term answer is we don’t know but short term we have more plans in 2017 than we’ve had in years. Part of this is a request from Kalden to do more bike races. Bike races take planning and staying in places longer than a week. In December we based in Newport Beach so he could ride
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As our departure from Sun Valley approached we had a decision to make. Should we go back through Park City, Utah, a comfortable route for us and one we’ve done several times, or head over through Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We had met a family back up in Whitefish Montana who had a boy near Kalden’s age and they hit it off. That and the fact we hadn’t been to Jackson in over 15 years helped seal the deal, we were heading to Jackson Hole. Our first day out of Sun Valley we drove for about 4 hours to Rexburg, ID. I had looked this little