It’s no secret that a large part of my trip was devoted to recording every minutae of the experience. Doing so was no small effort on my part. Once I hit New Zealand, I pretty much wrote a blog post, posted pictures, and created a custom Google map for every single day of the trip. I’d be lying if I said it was easy. In general, I was spending about an hour and a half each and every day putting in the work to share this stuff with everyone. However, once I got into the habit. It wasn’t all that bad. Usually, at the end of a day cycling, I’d buy a giant beer, and sit down with my gear and work at it. I’d usually get some pretty interested people wanting to know what I was up to, so I’d make some new friends. By the time I was done my writing, I had other things to do. Also, I knew there was no way I’d ever be able to capture my thoughts unless it was the same day things happened.
The end result is a veritable tome of information for me to share with everyone. My father was gracious enough to actually put the whole thing together into one document for posterity, capturing all my posts from pre-trip to my return home. Apparently, he’d lug around a binder of my trip stories to share with people back home. Methinks he was pretty proud of his ‘chip off the old block’. Below are the two links to those files. These are pretty much suitable for printing if you’d like, although I’d still like to hire a ghost writer some day to really put together a good coffee table book of all my adventures, complete with the best pictures. Any takers?
PDF file of my Blog Posts (207 pages, ~3.3Mb)
OpenOffice file of my Blog Posts (207 pages, ~0.3Mb)
Of course, if you’d rather just go through all the posts one by one the old fashioned scrolly method, I’ll let you do that too. All you need to do is click this link to get all the posts to read directly on the website. The choices are yours 🙂