Cycling Across America– THERE IS A WHEEL, THERE IS A WAY!

The questions I have been asked most of the time during my Cycling Across America trip was:Are you afraid?

Have you ever thought about giving up?

Any bad experiences?

Am I afraid?What should I afraid of?
The tough situation?

Riding across Death Valley under 120 degrees have me overcame the heat 

Riding through the 35 mph headwinds have me overcame the timidity

Climbing in Texas for thousands feet elevation rises have me overcame the cowardice 

Camping in Grand Canyon Cavern under 30 degrees have me overcame the cold 

Woke up by a soaked tent and sleeping bag after rainstorm at 5 am have me overcame the loneliness 

Surrounded by rats at night in Langtry have me overcame the fear

Chased by a bunch of dogs more than 7 times in Mamou have me overcame the negative energy 

I was not really strong, but the situations keeps pushing me forward so I get to know the real myself. You thought you can’t, but you are much stronger than you thought; you thought its gonna be hard, but the situation is much easier than you thought, your imagination is your real enemy!You don’t need to fight against the nature, the difficulties,the only thing you need to do is to convince yourself, step forward! You may feel hard at some moments, but when you look back, nothing is really hard. You may laugh at yourself afterwards, I’m so glad I didn’t give up!

Then what else do I need to afraid of? The bad people?

Jerry, who had just met a few times,was willing to give me his bike and plan for my ride.

Paul,who i just knew was kindly enough to drive me to Florida so I could start my cycling trip from warm Southern Tier instead of cold Chicago.

Family Bolcick, just knew me for a few days but offered me their best room and the best brunch.

 Couple Duplechain , who didn’t know me at all but allowed me to tent in their yard without hesitation and offered me a super shower and breakfast ,

Couple David and Allison who i met in the Church at Navasota,not only prepared me Chinese food but also gave me precious jetboil and bunch of backpack’s pantry so that I could have hot meals on the road

Onetha who only saw me once at the church in New Orléans but kept checking in with me and tried to contact her friend to offer a place for me to stay along my way 

Neal, pulled over on the road giving me the life-saving water,accompanied me the wonderful time in Big Bend and reached out his worldwide friend to help me out 

Scott , saved me from terrible windstorm and inspired me a lot at the amazing Grand Canyon 

Ken, took me out of Death Valley and showed me the awesome Red Rock

Brad, made the best to clean up a nice room for me even his house is tiny and shabby.

The railway workers who I never met but paid my room after I lost my tent just because they think I’m in need 

The pass by divers showed me their thumb when I was struggling in tough situations 

The Facebook friends I never met but have been check in with me and give me the best road suggestions: Ed Gallegos ,Richard,Eric,Gil⋯

The countless Warm Showers hosts who are offering the free place and food for cyclists 

The numerous Couchsurfing hosts who are so trusting to leave their house keys and ask me to feel at home 

The church groups who have been keep praying for me ⋯

They were just strangers ,

But they care about me like families 

They didn’t think me as bad people 

But opened their heart showing me trust 

They reminded me of being aware of bad people 

But they are making a good circle by doing the warm things to others 

No one is really bad
Everyone has a good side and an unknown side

When you treat them like the fire,even the frozen heart could get warmed 

Do not lock yourself in the world of your own imagination

You can make the word better 

Just like one of them 

Pay it Forward 

These two months are my happiest time of my life 
I live very simple

Do not need to change seasonal clothes even there are a few wardrobe clothes still not feel enough.

Cycling clothes is my best outfit.

Do not need expensive and luxury jewelries to match every single clothes 
The cross is my best decoration

Do not need to catch the trend to update the phone time to time 
Even the cracked screen is good enough to pass information 

Do not need the upper class banquet food
Oatmeal and instant noodles cooked with a small stove are the greatest satisfaction of the taste buds

Do not need to work hard and struggle everyday just for buying the house, the car
Tent is my best house, bike is my most luxurious transportation.

Do not need to compare with someone else’s house , someone else’s husband, someone else’s income
Contentment is the world’s richest and most valuable asset

I used to own a lot , but i didn’t feel satisfied 
Now i own nothing,but I feel happy everyday 

I used to have a lot of friends , but I still felt lonely sometimes 

Now I’m alone but I never feel lonely 

I used to work for life, live for others 

Now I can finally follow my heart just and just make it be happy!

Our life could only live once, be the master of it, be yourself! You can be real in your dream, you can do anything in your life.

The one thing you may notice as weeks turn into months is that your anxiety is getting less and less, you will be more focused on the moment rather than worrying about those who have not yet happened or upset things have happened.

The incredible scenery ,the inspiring situation, the loving people brought you peacefulness.Maybe you do not even look yourself in the mirror, you might forget what do you look like without picture taking,but when you look into the mirror again, you are no longer just concerned about your appearance,whether they have dark circle or acne , whether they look fat or skinny,you are more concerned about your inner changes, your characters and personality.You are not focusing on the things that don’t affect you, you are telling yourself to be grateful happy  no matter what situation you have been through, everyday is a blessing day for you because you are embracing the new and better yourself.

I am 26 years old, my bike is even 1 year older than me.I don’t have a map, no plans, no good equipment even not enough money, I didn’t know how to read a map , I didn’t have anyone I know in the cities I been cycling through, I didn’t have any other cyclists accompany my journey, but you will figure all of them out on the way.

9 times flat tire made me become a fixing master 

Packing the bike into the box have me learnt how reassemble and disassemble every part of the bike 

Lost in the strange forest have me learnt how to read the road sign and use the paper map

5 dollars a day budget makes me happily adapted to eat everything, sleep everywhere 

Wild camping in different places have me make nice friends all over the country 

Cycling alone makes me have a super close relationship with God,when I’m troubled, he heals me;

When I am afraid, he protects me;

When I am discouraged, he lifts me up;

He is my unending source of strength.

Thanks my dear Lord, thanks everyone who has been following me, hope you could spend your life in your favorite way as well!

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Florida 


Alabama 


Mississippi 


New Orléans 

Houston 

Austin 

San Antonio 

New Mexico 

Big Bend 

Gallup 


Petrified National Park 

Sedona 

Grand Canyon 

Route 66

Las Vegas 


Death Valley 

THERE IS A WHEEL, THERE IS A WAY!

将近两个月的穿越美国骑行,我似乎总被问到同样的问题,

 你害怕过吗?

 你想过放弃吗?

 你有遇到不好的经历吗?
我害怕过吗?

害怕什么呢?是恶劣的环境?

44度高温骑行死亡谷让我战胜了炎热

35公里风速在66号公路上的强烈逆风让我战胜了胆怯

在德州几千海拔上升的高山骑行让我战胜了畏缩

大峡谷窑洞零下几度大风中露营让我战胜了寒冷

凌晨5点被暴风雨席卷后湿透的帐篷和睡袋让我战胜了无助

在Lantry 被老鼠包围的夜晚让我战胜了恐惧

在Mamou 被群狗疯狂的追赶7次让我战胜了不安的负能量

我原并不是真正的内心强大,可是环境给了我必须坚强的动力,让我更加清晰的认识自己。你以为你不行,可是你比自己想象的要强大很大;你以为前面很艰难,可是一切并没你想象的可怕。你的想象才是你最大的敌人!你不需要战胜自然,战胜困难,你只需要跨出你自己!当你回头看你走过的路,经历的事时,你会觉得一切都是云淡风轻,因为你走过来了!只有这颗愈加刚强的心证明你来过。
那么还有什么好害怕的呢?是路上的坏人?

仅仅是见过几面的Jerry 却愿意把他的单车赠给我并为我的骑行出谋划策

仅仅是刚刚认识的Paul 却愿意把我载到佛罗里达让我开始这次温暖的南方骑行免受芝加哥风雪的袭击

仅仅是最初相识的Bolcik 一家却腾出他们别墅最好的房间给我居住并用盛宴招待

在Mamou 完全不相识的Duplechain 夫妇不仅毫不犹豫的让我在他们的院子搭帐篷,并给我准备丰盛的早餐和路上的干粮

在Navasota 教会的David 和Allison 夫妇不仅给我准备中餐还赠与我宝贵的炉子和野炊食物让我从此在路上也能有热腾腾的饭菜

仅仅见过一面却一直牵挂我帮我联系朋友和住址的Onetha, 

在危急关头给我水源并带我领略迷人Big Bend 以及为我联系全球各地朋的Neal 

带我逃离风暴袭击并陪伴我最欢乐的大峡谷旅程的Scott 

陪我走出死亡谷并带我游遍Red Rock 的Ken 

在十字路口看到茫然迷路的我即使开走后仍然调头回来询问我需要帮助的司机

马路中间遇见我爆胎二话不说帮我修理好的骑行队

在一个人独自与大自然抗战中给我大拇指和鼓励的过路司机

仅仅是因为觉得我需要帮助即使与我素未谋面却在我丢失帐篷后为我付旅馆房间的铁路工人

即使自家简陋却打扫出最干净的房间给我做家乡牛肉面的Brad 
从未见面却一直在脸书上给我随时的帮助和路况指导的Ed Gallegos ,Richard,Eric,Gil,

还有这无数个愿意为我停下询问我是否需要帮助的路人

这么多因为曾经接受别人帮助而愿意把爱传出去打开自己家门为骑行者提供免费住宿的骑行者

连面都没见却把无比信任的把自家钥匙留给你告诉你把他们家当自己家沙发客主人

还有无数个来自不同教会一直为我祷告的同工姐妹………

他们原都只是素不相识的陌生人

却给了我像亲人般的爱和帮助

他们没有担心我是坏人会对他们的家,家庭造成威胁

却敞开心扉让世界装满爱和信任

他们一再提醒我小心坏人

却用他们的实际行动让世界形成一股暖流

没有人真正是坏人

每个人都有好的一面和不为人知的一面

当你用火焰相待,即使冰封的心也能得到融化

不要把自己封闭在自己想象的充满坏人的世界

当你真诚以待,世界也会以真诚回报你

他们才是路上最温暖我的风景
这在骑行路上的两个月,是我人生中最快乐的两个月。

我生活的很简单

不需要逢季必换即使有几衣柜的衣服仍觉得不够的衣裳

骑行服就是我最好的搭配

不需要昂贵的每件都得搭配不同衣服的珠宝首饰

十字架就是我最好的装饰

不需要赶着潮流更新换着用的手机

即使是摔裂了的屏幕能够传递信息便足矣

不需要价格档次气派都上层的宴席美食

用小炉子煮出来的燕麦和方便面就是味蕾最大的满足

不需要拼搏一生终日奋斗只为着的房子,车子

帐篷就是我最好的房子,单车就是我最豪华的交通工具

不需要追求攀比别人家的工作,别人家的老公,别人家的收入

知足的心便是世间最富有最珍贵的资产

过去即使我拥有很多,却时常觉得不满足

现在即使我一无所有,却每天都觉得很幸福

过去我有很多朋友,却有时仍觉得孤单

现在即使是一个人,却每天都被爱充满

过去我常常为生活忙碌为工作奔波为别人过活

现在我终于可以只跟随自己的心只让它快乐!

人的生命只有一次,不要在唯一的年华里辜负了自己。
随着骑行从日到月的改变,你会发现你的焦虑越来越少,你会更加着眼于眼前的快乐而不是担心那些还未发生的或者气恼已经发生的事。

这是什么时间?

现在。

这是星期几?

今天。

我在哪?

地球上。

新鲜的事?

每公里都在发生。

心情?

每时每刻都充满期待。

路上这些不可思议的美景,这些给你新的动力的环境,这些让你充满爱和鼓舞的人,带给你无比的宁静。也许你一连好几天都不会照镜子,除了照片里的自己你甚至都快忘了自己长什么样子,可是当你再次拿起镜子的时候,你不再只是关注自己是否又有了黑眼圈,是否又多了一颗青春痘,是否又变黑变胖了,你不再对自己的外形苛刻和挑剔,你更加关注自己内心的变化,不再让能量集中在你害怕的事情上,不管什么样的环境你都会感恩和快乐,每一天你都在和过去世俗的自己挥手告别,每一天你都在拥抱新的更好的自己。

 

我今年26岁,陪伴我的这辆单车甚至比我还大一岁,这趟环球骑行我没有地图,没有计划,没有任何好的装备甚至没有足够的资金,我不会看地图也不会修单车,没有一个城市有我认识的人,没有任何骑行者陪伴我的旅程,但是一切的困难都会在旅途中迎刃而解。

9次的爆胎让我可以分分钟搞定修理

单车飞机托运欧洲让我学会重组拆装每一个零件

迷失在陌生的森林让我学会了认路和使用纸质地图

5美元每天的预算不管睡哪里吃什么都能轻易得到满足

不同地方的露营借宿让我结交了全球各地的朋友

一个人的单车骑行让我和神的关系无比的亲密,

当我困难时,他使我得医治;

当我害怕时,他让我得保护;

当我气馁时,他使我振作,

他是我无尽的力量源泉!

感谢我亲爱的主,感谢每一个关注我的你们,愿你也能用你喜欢的方式度过你的一生!
欢迎接下来持续关注欧洲骑行旅程

黄小Ci 带你的梦想一起飞!

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3 comments

  1. So amazing! So glad I got to meet you, have loved following your adventure, and praying for you! What will CiCi’s news be today? You are an inspiration and i can’t wait to see where you go next. Are you headed back to MD? Hope you’ll get to see Paul Bolcik. Keep in touch dear sister! ❤
    P.S. you missed (the best state) Georgia. Maybe next time. 😉😚

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    • Thank you Bridget for keeping following and encouraging me , I just rode back from Death Valley and I’m heading Europe the day after tomorrow! It will be a worldwide adventure!

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