Life is like riding a bicycle:In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein (allegedly)
On Wednesday, Amanda and I started our journey from Cape Town up the West Coast. It's been quite the ride so far. I'm learning all the time (read: I'm suffering more often than not!) and I've had to endure many a lesson, as applicable to life as it is to cycling.
- I've learnt that when you're not sure where you're going, just keep going.
- When you find yourself in a tough spot (or lots of sand) keep on pedalling and keep your front wheel straight!
- You can do without a lot of things, but not without a sense of humour.
- When you forget where you are (or even who you are!) it helps to have a friend around.
- Be adaptable - the weather can make or break your day, and you have no control over how the wind blows.
- Sometimes you need coffee, sometimes you need a bed. You always need water.
- Almost every uphill is followed by a liberating coast downhill, BUT SOMETIMES IT'S NOT. Sometimes it's followed by another uphill with a 9m/s headwind and you will feel like throwing your bicycle into the sea.
- (Baby) don't worry (about a thing). Someone will always show you a way.
Here are some photos I've taken so far, hope you enjoy them!