I have now been on the road for 39 days. In these 39 days I have experience some very cold temperatures, rain, snow, sand, mud, a broken headset, a broken rear hub, I have gone and stayed in someone’s house from a day to four days. I have arrived in someone’s home to the keys of their home, with a fridge full of anything I could want, a incredibly comfortable bed and a shower. I have seen a total stranger do what ever it took to make certain I was part of the family; like a son coming back from a long trip. Along with co-existing in someone’s home I have heard some remarkable stories, trials and tribulations, challenges, intense love and intense dissapointment. I have met people who I would have not considered before that it was possible that I would be let into their home, much less experience the compassion I have been showed. What makes a human being make a decision to let a total stranger sleep in their home, and be allowed a window into their lives? This is a question that after 39 days I still have no answer. I still wonder, I am still amazed and I am still thrill. I have mention to anyone who ask why I am doing this trip that looking at the topography is something that can only be experience on a bicycle because I can cover a pretty good amount of ground and still see the things that are impossible to see in a car, plane, boat or other. My point is: these experiences will make the blanket of memories for the winter of my life. This is what I will use to coped with the realization that I will no longer be able to do the things that I am doing now. It is part of the circle of my life, the life I am choosing to live, to experience and to discover. Each of you that I have met on this long and wonderful road or trail, has giving me so much to see. You have all opened my eyes to the opportunities to live and to allow life to fill my spirit and inject hope and desire to be happy and to make those around me who matter the most happy. Thank you road for these 1000 miles but more so for all those who I have been honored to meet and who have giving me thousands of memories and emotions. I hope the rest of the spectrum is as big as the pacific, I hope, I hope….