The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.– Jack London (via theohpioneer)
My first hot shower in over a month. It was not enjoyable as I had hoped it to be. In fact, I switched to cold water at the end, which left me feeling refreshed and alive as I have every day here. The things we hold to such importance in the modern world can become worthless in a developing area. I think I prefer to be apart of the development. I certainly appreciate small gains more when they are...
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I love Harrisburg, and I will rep that city forever, but when asked “where ya from?” my answer is Philly. I love that city. I love the people there. I might even learn to love the weather this season. ”Why you goin back there? Gonna be cold.” It’s okay man, I got a girl to keep me warm… I wanted this blog to be a vehicle for documenting my travels. While...
She's a Tough Old Girl
Thankfully. That’s us outside of Bishop, CA. Neither party knew that a 100+ mile ride winding up 8,000 feet above sea level in the snow would greet us shortly after this picture. But while I cursed everything in sight, my girl held her composure and brought us safely to the magical land of San Francisco later that night. Of course that sucked. Just like the rainy Ohio ride, and nightfall...
The Practice of Nonviolence
My yoga practice is finally starting to flourish, as I notice deeper stretches, more controlled fluidity, and a stronger concentration on breathing with each session. Two classes at two different studios in the Mission over the past three days have affected me in such a way that to write about it does not seem justifying. I must try though. How can I expect to propel any sort of lifestyle if I...
Highs and Lows
One month ago to the day, I pulled out of my parents driveway in Harrisburg and pointed the cycle West. Well over 4,000 miles have taken me from the place I knew best, to my now comfortable digs. I have noticed myself live inside much more, largely due to the 6 or so hours I day I spend alone. The sun is my new best friend, and kind souls from trees to horses have shared in my deepest...
Respect to my elders.
To the ones I’ve known, those whose legends live on, and especially to the wisdom yet to be shared with me. I’m posting this from “The Land of Enchantment”. For the boldness of that statement (and actually following through!) New Mexico is going to get at least two posts. I’m feeling an urgent need to share my experiences with two incredible older gentlemen. I try to learn something from...
noprognosis asked: Ahoy! I was checking out chin on the tank and I came across your blog... what a pleasant surprise. Once again, I am extremely envious yet inspired by this journey you're on, just like every other person you've probably encountered thus far on your trip. Hope everything is as well as it seems! Keep on keepin' on.
Classic future, future classic lifestyle.
I’ve been a resident of Boulder, CO for 12 days, and am now fully feeling the soothing and inspiring effects of this hybrid mountain town. Most of my days begin in this setting, with some herb and meal such as Almond milk, apple, carrot, kale, wheat grass, and whey protein shake with whole wheat toast. Sometimes homemade granola with Greek yogurt and banana. Always satisfying and...
Lone Wolfin' It
It was with a bit of sadness that I had to say “so long” to the guy I just rode over 1100 miles through 7 states with. But I was certainly thankful to have someone start me off. Our short trip was even better than either of us expected. Peace brother! As he meandered back East, I set my sights to Omaha armed with a definite place to drink, and a possible place to crash. Commence...
Greetings Brothers and Sisters!
Welcome to Ramblin’ Man, a virtual account of a young man’s journey into the freedom and uncertainty of life on the open road. I am Peter Allan, the narrator and main character of these tales. Equipped with a fine piece of German engineering, good health, and an open heart, I have very recently stepped away from a fun, comfortable life in an always stimulating city, towards life on...