Sunday, September 25, 2011
In reading this book, I was inspired by Heather’s courage and ingenuity. So often, things went wrong. Her bicycle would break; she’d be caught in fierce headwinds; she’d receive poor directions and get lost. But she always boldly worked around these obstacles and plunged forward into the unknown. Along the way, she was soothed by the beauty of the scenery and wildlife around her and encouraged by the friendliness of the people she encountered. It was only near the end of her trip that Heather’s worst fears came true and she became a crime victim. But despite this tragic finale, Heather insists she would do it all over again. She writes, “I wouldn’t give up having met all the people I met, seeing all the places I saw, feeling all the connection I felt. I wouldn’t give up having experienced the rhythm of life on the road without a schedule and the taste of true freedom that solo bike travel gave me. I wouldn’t give up having followed my dream.”
http://bicyclingheather.com/. Be sure to “Like” her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/INeverIntendedtobeBrave.