Monday, June 29, 2009

Where I find myself...

Living in a larger metropolitan area...Seattle, its the not biggest big city...its great in a lot of ways, but I have begun to think as it is about the bigger picture to plan for the future. I fear I am getting older, time is running out and I at least need to be in a place where mtbing is close at out my back door or at least a very short unobstructed drive away. To quote my intro I find myself wondering and dreaming of riding off in to the sunset unobstructed by the confines of work and all those responsibilities that get in the way....I find myself wanting a change....wondering what else I could be doing....wanting a bit more flexibilty but being confronted by the monetary challenges...I have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to celebrate I just find that a lot of the time I feel like the constraints of this life have me wondering what if....
I find myself wanting to be closer to nature, whlile still maintaining some of the city benefits...I find myself wondering all to often......just wondering.....what if?


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I recommend New on acreage is the shiz-nit!

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Maryam said...

Support Rural Area Education Initiatives By Cycling in Cambodia

Local non-profit, Global Agents for Change, will ride to break the cycle once again — this time in Asia. Together with Pepy, a Cambodian non-profit committed to education, 20 riders will make their way around Cambodia on a 13-day tour over the winter holidays (Dec. 27-Jan.11) Riders will raise funds ($500 each) for education initiatives in rural Cambodia and NGO projects.

Cyclists will be accompanied by a tour guide as they travel around the country and learn about international development, Cambodia’s history and culture and meet with local NGO leaders as they take in the sights and sounds of the country.

Interested people can apply through the Global Agents for Change website ( The first deadline for applications is Sept. 1, 2009 with riders receiving a $100 discount off their trip fee. Riders can also direct any inquiries about the ride to

Media Contacts:

Christina Wu Director of Communications

Maryam Kiani

Global Agents for Change is a registered non-profit, seeking to bring about social change by supporting sustainable solutions to global poverty while inspiring youth to create a better world.

sasquatch2 said...

so, if an east coast urbanite (like me) were to be visiting Seattle for vacation starting 8/19 (I am) and was going to be needing to ride outside the city (I will) where would you recommend on the olympic peninsula and do you know where I can rent/borrow (not steal) bikes for me and my son?


mutant said...

Try Park City, UT. pretty much mountain biking out your backdoor and Salt Lake City 20 minutes away.