The Adventure Dispatch – Sarah Swallow

The Adventure Dispatch – Sarah Swallow


SARAH SWALLOW: My
passion for cycling kind of started with
the fitness side of it, but then was introduced
to this whole other side. I really got into
exploring new places and finding new places to ride. I typically gravitate to like
national forests and state parks. We’re riding through
Humboldt Redwoods State Park. You’re surrounded by
these huge redwoods that are covered in moss. And it was just incredible. It started really raining. But it was also when
we discovered that car off the side of the road. We should make sure that
there’s no dead bodies on the other side. It looks like there’s a
whole bunch of, like, snacks in there. Seeing the world from
the seat of my bicycle is an incredible experience. There’ll be hardships. And it’s not always,
uh, comfortable. But it’ll be rewarding,
no matter what, even if it’s cold and rainy. You aim to set up camp
between 3:00 and 5:00. And as long as you can
do that, then you’ve had a really good day. So if it takes you all day
to go 20 miles or all day to go 70 miles, then, you
know, you get to see nature and be in it and experience it. For dinner, we had dehydrated
Thai curry, olives, and then dessert
of creme brulee. This is our normal routine. Tom stands there, stays warm,
while I pack up the tent. You should be making
coffee right now. TOM: All right, fine. SARAH SWALLOW: Tom and
I met in a bicycle shop that we were both working at. We are opposites
in so many ways. And the things that
we’re opposite in are actually very complementary. So we make a really good team. The sun came out, like, as soon
as we were making our descent on the beach. It was a perfect ending, made
all that effort worth it. Hi. You have to look at
life in terms of you only have so much
time on this earth. And how are you going
to spend that time?

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