Growing up in California, I think that meant an earthquake. No, I’m not stocking up on canned food and water. Not an earthquake or the apocalypse or whatever the latest end of civilization fad is. Biking. Biking around. What preparations really need to happen to bike around the world? Getting ready to go can go on and on. I’m sure there are some people that spend more time planning to bicycle tour than actually touring.
Well, you need a bike. Really, to bike tour you must have a bicycle.
What else? The big question everyone has is money. How much and where does it come from? My saving technique has been to live frugally in a rich country. Stay out of debt. It’s been 20 years since I’ve owned a car. Can you believe people take out loans for those death machines?
How much money? Lots is probably good.
maybe a couple million
It is daunting to leave a place I’ve lived for 20+ years. I’m selling everything that doesn’t fit in small boxes and trying to convince friends to hang onto the few larger things — things that I feel like keeping and that don’t fit through the small entrance to my attic. Bicycles have gone easily on craiglist, and it turns out those are the only things I own that are really worth any money.
And Snežana’s in Belgrade doing the same thing — selling stuff and getting finances in order. The whole process is a bit surreal.
Finally the most important thing to do is to plan a party! June 21, my house. Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, then I fully expect to see you in Belgrade in September at the party Snežana is hosting.