So, here is an overdue but very exciting update: on the afternoon of Saturday, February 7 I rolled out of Pisté, Mexico, past the great pyramids of Chichen Itza, and some 40 miles to the town of Valladolid. When I reached the Valladolid’s central plaza I had officially reached the end point of the Fellowship of the Wheel ride across Mexico.
To say it felt incredible is an understatement. I’ve reflected a lot on this journey: how exciting it was to see others eager to join, how painful it was when it became a fellowship of one, and how many discoveries, mysteries and new friends I’ve found along the way.
Most of all I’m in awe that this journey has become every much the way I dreamed it would be. I think I’ve come of age as an adventurer, so to speak. I finally know how to make everything come together on the road and truly enjoy my time doing it. There were setbacks and challenges, but for the most part these ninety days of bicycling were happy ones. They proved to me that adventure really does have the power to transform lives.
There’s a lot I still need to write about this trip, but I didn’t want to put off at least announcing the finish any longer. The rest of the road logs will appear in the coming weeks. And yes, after a lengthy stop for writing, I will eventually continue on across Central and South America, always on the quest to meet the gods.
Thank you everyone who has supported the journey. I’m eternally grateful to have you with me.