Adventure, Fellowship of the Wheel, Spotlight

In a World of Cynics and Fiends

Photo by S. Tarr

Photo by S. Tarr

“I know it’s not easy to follow our dreams in this world of cynics and fiends, forgotten hopes and purpose left unanswered, left unredeemed, but we must strive for it still, and on the way we will find others who travel alongside us as they too reach out towards their own hopes and dreams.”

This splendid little note was sent to me by adventurer S. Tarr after he contributed to Fellowship of the Wheel crowdfunding campaign.

Perhaps you’d like to contribute, too?

Adventure, Poetry, Spotlight

The Rule of Travel

So this is pretty neat. Poet/adventurer S. Tarr has dedicated a poem to my Journey. He sent it to me after I told him about the upcoming ride across Mexico (which you can join, if you like, starting in November). With his permission, the poem is presented here in full:

The Rule of Travel

The rule of travel is this,
to always be prepared,
to always plan ahead,
misadventures will happen,
yet in planning’s stead,
the ready will walk on,
but not in woeful dread.

I’ve received lots of support and encouragement over the past two years, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever had a poem dedicated to me. It seems particularly appropriate given the amount of planning that has gone into the Fellowship of the Wheel. Guiding a group of cyclist across another country isn’t easy, but planning it carefully has, I hope, made it as accessible as possible.

You can find this poem and many more in S. Tarr’s book Thoughts Discovered: Love, Adventure and Other Noble Quests.