See the World….episode 5

Sunday again….and time for another episode of Iohan Gueorguiev‘s video chronicle of his epic bike trip called “See the World”.

This week it’s the 5th episode and it takes place during a second chance at riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

This attempt is during warmer weather and it looks like the riding is easier when the ground isn’t covered with snow.

There’s lots of Montana footage in this video.

He also rides good sections of the Continental Divide Trail.

I mentioned yesterday that we’d gone to see the new Disney movie “Moana”.

The movie is about Moana, a young island girl, going to adventure “over the reef” to save her people.

The other islanders never venture out over the reef…because they’re afraid of what is out beyond their own small world.

There’s a lot in some of these Disney movie for a young mind…or an old mind….to soak in.

Adventure can be pretty good.

My adventure right now is figuring out how to finish fixing the shock absorbers on the Mail Jeep.

That would make a crummy YouTube video.

It’s so boring to worry about what a machine will do when it’s rattling apart.

It’s boring until….it rattles apart.

Then….the wrong kind of adventure starts….the kind you don’t want to have.

It’s all an adventure, though, even if it’s just trying to figure out how to keep the wheels turning while it feels like you’re jogging in place.

Iohan Gueorguiev‘s videos are pretty great.

If you can’t wait for another Sunday to roll around, you can find them on YouTube here….

There is a big world out there.

One of these days, after I’ve made my coffee, built a fire in the woodstove, and fixed my shocks…I might figure out how to get us some of that adventure….

(What’s that old Chinese proverb about praying for “exciting times”? I better watch what I say and just stay the course. It’s easier to stay on “the island”.)


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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