just when i think i'm settled from traveling, i'm reminded that it's not quite over yet. i still have yet to completely unpack from my trip to the east coast and los angeles! i guess a part of me doesn't want it to end. i remember last year at this time, preparing for my trip to Paris. i was so excited to just get away from the mundane things of life and embark on a new adventure. Paris was no easy adventure to take, being thousands of miles away from family and loved ones, however, i learned more about myself in the best possible way just being alone. being on the road, traveling, seeing and learning new things teaches you something about your inner will and what you do not know about life. i love traveling, as far as time and the road can take me, i love the feeling of going into the unknown, not knowing what to expect, but committed to it, committed to learning from it, and taking the experience with me wherever i go next. this is what bicycling does for me too. i still consider myself new to the wonders of bicycling, but when i'm on the saddle, i'm completely open and committed to the journey. while summer officially greets us tomorrow, riding my bike and traveling during this season is the only thing i want to do right now. i'm sure many of you out there feel the same way too.