Thursday, September 17, 2009

The necessary introductions.

Ello friends.

My name's Cole. I repair geetars, play and compose music, take pictures, and ride my bike. Recently I decided my life would be most benefited if I quit my job, abandoned a large portion of my possessions, and took off with a one way ticket to Vancouver, BC, where I know absolutely no one. Armed with nothing other than my bike, some camping gear, a camera, food, and perhaps a geetar, I shall travel down the coast to San Francisco. This has been an idea I've had wondering around in the annals of my head for sometime now. I've finally gotten to the point in my life where I figure "If not now, when?" So off I go. My reasons for this trip are many and my own. I, unfortunately, don't have the drive to explain them and if you know me, I'm sure you'll understand them. With a week to go I find myself disconcerted and as excited as a kid with his first ice cream cone over the adventures that'll soon become my life. This is my travel log. These are my photos. Please enjoy.

This is my sister

This is her boyfriend (Dan-photo Amir Amadi)

These are potato tacos.

This is my mom and her new child

This is my father
This is Bear (" the retarded-cat-like-not-dog")

This is a candle

This is breakfast

"...There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy..."


  1. ! good luck! i just randomly stumbled upon your blog by clicking the "next blog>" button on the top. you're in for an adventure. i just finished a 3 month bicycle journey, so i thought i'd congratulate you on your already impressive accomplishment of making such a monumental decision. watch out for the rains though. i've heard they're torrential throughout california through autumn. read some of my blog if you're interested. you might learn something.

  2. I know, the rains have become a bit of a concern, especially as I don't have disc breaks. I'm not on a very strict schedule though so I plan on just taking it very slow through the bad weather if I have to. I figure it'll just make it that much more of an adventure. Rain aside, I've been skimming through your blog, Oregon sounds like a very nice hospitable place to bike through. I was also scanning through your pictures on FB. It seems you've seen some beautiful sites my friend. They've energized my excitement for this trip even more. Also, There's something very uplifting and driving about having the well wishes and support of someone I've never met, going through the same adventures I'm about to take on. So with that, I'd also like to say Thanks for taking the time to follow my blog. I'll be continuing to consult yours throughout my trip! Any tips or, maybe, places I shouldn't miss out on in the pacific north west?

  3. I just stumbled across this, and it reminds me of a guy I once worked with at a bicycle shop on 17th Street in a city called Costa Mesa. He was also named Cole, ventured to B.C. with what you brought, and left about the same time as you. Would you happen to be Cole from TWOP? Whether you are the Cole I am remembering or not, I hope you are doing well, wherever you ended up.