Sidetracked Adventure Journal (Volume 6)
In the unknown we find the essence of fear. In the darkness of what we can’t see or understand, we discover what it’s like to be afraid. It’s human nature, an inbuilt survival mechanism, to be cautious when we have no idea what lies ahead. Venturing into the unknown requires considerable courage.
There are places in the world that few people visit and we don’t really know what dangers lie ahead of us when we travel to such places. However, there are also places deep inside us that we rarely visit – deep, dark caverns that hide our demons. Fear holds the key to those locked places – it delves deep inside and releases those demons. Adventure frequently requires us to accept that fear is a part of the process, that negative emotion is to be expected on the way to inspirational and life-affirming experiences. Rarely is a great thing achieved without a degree of suffering. Success tastes all the sweeter afterwards.
What we say: Although our prime passion is cycling, we must admit that we're drawn to adventures of all sorts and have been known to rope up to climb rock, ice, and mountains, pack into the wilderness for days at a time, as well as paddle some miles in floating vehicles of various shapes and sizes. Although there is only one article here on cycling, it's just as rewarding to expand one's view from the depths of the Pacific Ocean off of Ecuador to the fjords of the Faroe Islands. Explore the far corners of the Earth with Sidetracked.
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