Spring Energy

All around me on my short rides I see nature blossoming. Spring brings the added benefit of extra sunlight hours. The light lingers longer on the horizon after the sun sets than in the winter months so we can squeeze in an extra half-hour of bicycling. In my corner of California, orange blossoms fill the air with a sweet intoxicating scent. Their perfume fills me with nostalgia for my two years in Valencia, Spain known as La Costa del Azahar (the orange blossom coast).

Orange blossoms
Bougainville blossoms
Lemon blossom

Maybe like me, you are shaking off winter sluggishness and feeling more optimistic about future plans and travels. The planning stage is a fun part of travel. I spent five years planning and saving for my around-the-world bicycle odyssey. It was well worth the effort. I spent another five years writing about the journey.

You can read about my life-changing around-the-world bicycle odyssey in my book.

On the shelf in the travel literature section of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and Half Off Books in Fullerton.

Bicycle Odyssey – An Around-the-World Journey of Inner and Outer Discovery

Available in print or ebook through amazon.com , BalboaPress.com , BarnesandNoble.com or at your local independent bookstore.

Please drop a line in the comments below to share you spring plans and dreams. Happy bicycling!