Glenn Charles

Adventurer | Photographer | Connector

Today I am a Time Traveler with a Camera... Tomorrow, who knows

Lost Ebay Bid, Ramblings

Well, yesterday the bidding went crazy on a used Medium Salsa Fargo, so I am back to the drawing board looking for a bike.  I am still committed to riding a Salsa Fargo as I simply love it's simplicity and function.  Travelling around North America, it will provide me with a bike capable of going not only on the road, but also into the dirt.  Something I plan on doing in the South West and the Pacific North West.  As I head back towards the East Coast, there will be ample opportunity to get off road again, something that the Fargo excels at.

The search continues... 

Today, day 2 of training rides now that the rain has cleared and the sun is out.  Yes, I know, I need to ride in the rain, but right now I don't have any bike clothes, let alone rain gear, so until I can get some clothing donations, I will be a fair weather cyclist...

Inspiration for the day comes from an article I read yesterday about female cycling phenomena, Evie Stevens.  For all you folks that think you are stuck and can't pursue your passion, here is a great story.  Evie went from being a high paid Wall Street person to one of the top cyclists in the world, all in a span of 18 months.  What is even more amazing is that she had never ridden a road bike let alone raced before that 18 month window.  So in that time, she acquired her first road bike; trained in her house and in the streets of NY City; entered her first race and then went on to place 15th in the world.  Can you say WOW!

In short, she packed up and quit her high paying Wall Street gig to pursue a life that she loved, one that brought her immense happiness.  She is now part of a pro team and training hard, living out her dreams.  What a great story she is.