Travel has helped define the person I am today. My bicycle journeys have been overwhelmingly positive experiences. But not always. Bad things can and do happen on the road.
I had an experience early in my travels that was a turning point. I was either going to go on, or return home and perhaps never travel again. When it first happened, I thought it was something I should try and forget. To put it out of my mind. Twenty years later I shared the incident in a conversation with my editor at Adventure Cyclist magazine. He told me if I wrote it, he'd publish it. It appeared in the Oct/Nov issue of the magazine.
Steve Scher, host of Weekday on KUOW, read the column and asked if I'd like to read it on air.
Here are links to a posts that includes both the audio and written versions of "The Decision":"
"Feel free to share it with anyone who may want to listen/read it. I wish I had read something similar after the experience happened twenty years ago. At the time, I felt very alone and confused. But I'm fortunate I made the decision I did."
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