2018 has to be one of the best years of my life. I can hardly comprehend all the riding I did this year. January seems long ago. As we age years pass in the blink of an eye, I did not know it was possible still to slow time down. All those new places made me live in the now. Better therapy than anything spiritual or chemical.
Been missing my old job, the sense of purpose. I miss the money too ha-ha. But to choose being rich with the luxury car or eating cup noodles and travelling the world – hand me the chopsticks. I miss the camaraderie most. About this time of year would be the Christmas party to celebrate another year passed on our race to retirement. The government brainwashed the populace they will live forever and set the pension age at 67. Crazy because it’s a slippery slope for men’s health from 65 and beyond 70 time is luck. My very close friend I often mention on this blog just told me he has cancer. Which has spread. I can barely believe. I was thinking I would return to Australia in 2019, look for a regular job, return to society. Now I am unsure.
My last two posts here in the blogX2 were more nonsensical than my usual dribble. I deleted both.
Patagonia. I was going but I cancelled couple months out. As I alluded to before it is expensive and challenging not to mention involves 50 hours of flying. The motorcycle is my preferred way to see the world but a good portion of overland riders doing Patagonia say nice scenery, if it is fine, but straight roads, loose gravel and ferocious crosswinds you can barely ride with. I need to weigh it up more. If I still decide to go then need a better plan to ensure it is worth the long journey.
If I don’t then never mind there is so much water so close to home. New Zealand south island that lies on a similar latitude would also seem to offer quite a lot of the same scenery, much easier.