Life Lessons From a 7-Thousand-Mile Bike Ride (1 Viewer)

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Jedidiah Jenkins quit his job and decided to bike from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. His best friend, filmmaker Kenny Laubbacher, came along for the ride. This short film follows Jenkins as he shares what he's learned from his journey so far. “When you’re a kid, everything is astonishing. Everything is new, and so your brain is awake and turned on ... Once your brain establishes a routine, it stops ... the alertness goes away,” he says. By choosing adventure Jenkins is able to reactivate his brain and turn his “hundred years on this planet into a thousand.

Read more about Jedidiah Jenkins' adventure: https://www.good.is/articles/why-biking-7-000-miles-to-patagonia-is-essential-for-creative-living

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Really nice, I got this road bike that needs a little TLC but I have never bike traveled, biked alot in general but never traveled via bike, always thought about it and am thinking of doing it this Sept or Oct make my first journey from Oceanside CA to Joshua tree , hell I ought to make it to the jamboree then but once I grab some new tubes tires and pannier , I'm going to try and rig some DIY panniers . Il be ready my first plan was to save up working tarts a van n rubber tramp bt the bike is less burdensome , no insurance no gas, less maintenance
 

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Really nice, I got this road bike that needs a little TLC but I have never bike traveled, biked alot in general but never traveled via bike, always thought about it and am thinking of doing it this Sept or Oct make my first journey from Oceanside CA to Joshua tree , hell I ought to make it to the jamboree then but once I grab some new tubes tires and pannier , I'm going to try and rig some DIY panniers . Il be ready my first plan was to save up working tarts a van n rubber tramp bt the bike is less burdensome , no insurance no gas, less maintenance

im going down the west coast starting at the end of july, going through those places and then out to the jambo...
 

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