"... the realization dawned on me at some point today that we had biked all the way from Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco! What better way to roll across the bridge than to have come all the way from Canada!"
"Lesson one: figuring out how to feed a bunch of hungry cyclists on a budget. Capoeira vs. kick boxing. Listening to Los Chupacabras and getting everyone to dance. Trying to find accommodation when no one speaks English...."
"...that said, there’s something quiet and magical about cycling; you see things on a bike you’d never see in a car. On a bike you’re on the shoulder of the road and can peek over bridges to see the lily pads in a pond or the subtle interaction between two old friends as they do yard work or appreciate the dilapidated barn that’s quietly sinking into a field of tall grass and dandelions"
"No one ever knows if they can swim until they throw themselves in the deep end. Fear is initially the dominant emotion, and ultimately the biggest joke. Anyone who's never done anything they'd deem life-changing should take part in an RTBTC tour to shock themselves at how strong they can be, both during and after."