I’m a 27 year old female who decided to take a bicycle trip across the country for a number of reasons. One reason is I got a new bike that was really fun to ride, and I started taking it out for longer rides and really enjoyed those trips (see Training). Another reason is I don’t really know where I am in my life, and I need some perspective. This may not give me answers as to what I should do, but I know it will change me in some way. Another reason is that I have a hard time letting go of “things.” I collect clutter, and physical clutter to me represents mental clutter, and vice versa. This trip is a chance strip away the most basic things I have attached meaning to and allowed to define me to see what is left underneath.

Perhaps the main reason is that the more I think about it, the more right it seems for me. Right now, not a year from now.

I’m alone. I’m camping. I’m seeing the country for the first time. I don’t know what lies at the end of my journey. That feels so good.


5 Responses to “About”

  1. paul Says:


    you will be in our prayers for safety and you for to find yourself and what life is all about. There are still alot of good people in this world.

    take care,

  2. Bert Says:

    Sounds like you’re having a lot of interesting and worthwhile experiences. Good luck with the rest of the trip and get that camera fixed!


  3. “Riding or helping, the endless road evokes thoughts of hope” ~ Phil Liggett

    I’m with you every mile, Carrie.

    – Frankie

  4. Jenn Says:

    Hey chickie! I just got online last week and got caught up on your travels. It sounds like you are doing well. Good luck with everything. Your writing is sooooo good. Keep it coming.

  5. Hey Carrie,

    I am not sure if you will remember me but my name is Sarah and I met you on a Greyhound bus in San Diego at the end of last year. I had a bicycle and I wanted to cycle in Mexico. I say “had” because my bicycle got stolen from under this said greyhound despite my vigilence in following its movements. Anyway I ended up buying another bicycle in Guatemala and I have so far cycled to Nicaragua. I have thought of you on occasion whilst cycling and wondered what you were doing with yourself these days but I lost your email address. I also wanted to say thanks because you were the only person I met who did the opposite of scaring me out of doing this! I often tell people about you when they accuse me of being crazy…the more people who do it the less crazy it is right? Anyway this is my blog http://nomadicactivism.wordpress.com/

    Thanks and I trust that life is bringing you much happiness 🙂


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