Easy Does it
Nope, I’m not Wyatt. Nor Billy.
Bob’s Excellent Adventure is not about some counterculture dude on a road trip.
Wait a minute.
Maybe it is – at least a wee bit. It is a Plan B* road trip after all!
What I want to mean by “Easy Rider” is that everyone, and I mean Everyone on wheels is faster than me. Little kids and octogenarians alike. They all whiz past me. I have yet to overtake a single biker.
And the guys on bikes wearing the spandex?
I can hardly say “Dobrý den”, before they are half a kilometre down the road.
Just call me your turtle traveler. Your plodder blogger. Your slacker tracker.
For the record, I travelled a distance of 80+ kms in the first three days. That’s an average of about 4 times faster than walking. I’m certainly not breaking any land speed records.
Pedaling a recumbent tricycle uses different muscles from walking. So, I’m taking it easy. Getting into a routine, into shape and setting a manageable pace.
Most importantly (for me) I’m taking the time to enjoy the journey. I’m learning the joys of slow travel.
Slow travel has its own rewards, something our culture has lost.
It takes time to notice all the gifts hidden in plain view.
Easy does it. But easy doesn’t come easily.
I’ve discovered a few of those gifts by being mindful of the present without a deadline to meet or even a destination to keep. Here are a few from just one day to share with you.