Sometimes i Need to be Alone with My Bike

BICYCLE JOURNAL FOR EVERYBODY TO KEEP TRACK OF THEIR JOURNEY SIZE - 8.5 X 11 PAGES - 96 SOFTCOVER / MATTE FINISH INSIDE INTERIOR - START / FINISH - DATE - PLACE MILLAGE - SUPPLIES - TRAINING NEEDED BIKE TOURS I WANT TO GO ON BIKE PATHS.

Sometimes i Need to be Alone with My Bike

Author: Dorothy Ann

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781096305521

Page: 96

View: 316

BICYCLE JOURNAL FOR EVERYBODY TO KEEP TRACK OF THEIR JOURNEY SIZE - 8.5 X 11 PAGES - 96 SOFTCOVER / MATTE FINISH INSIDE INTERIOR - START / FINISH - DATE - PLACE MILLAGE - SUPPLIES - TRAINING NEEDED BIKE TOURS I WANT TO GO ON BIKE PATHS. TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

Loneliness Updated

Also sometimes I need a break from my parents ... and being alone is fun, ... around sometimes Ijust drop by my neighbors ... orjust go outside ride my bike ...

Loneliness Updated

Author: Ami Rokach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317981537

Page: 312

View: 695

"To be alone is to be different. To be different is to be alone, and to be in the interior of this fatal circle is to be lonely. To be lonely is to have failed" (Susan Schultz, 1976) Loneliness carries a significant social stigma, as lack of friendship and social ties is socially undesirable, and social perceptions of lonely people are generally unfavourable. Lonely people often have very negative self-perceptions, believing that the inability to establish social ties is due to personal inadequacies or socially undesirable attributes. This book is divided into three parts. The first part reviews loneliness in general, describing what it is and how it affects us. The second part examines loneliness throughout the life cycle, analysing how it affects us in childhood, adulthood and as we age. The final part explores the connection between loneliness and other conditions such as arthritis, eating disorders and depression. Loneliness Updated offers the latest research on how loneliness can affect us in our daily lives, and how it is expressed as we travel through life from childhood to old age. It will be a highly interesting read for scholars, students and researchers of clinical psychology, particularly those interested in further exploring the effects and consequences of loneliness. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Psychology.

The Bike Writer

Insights Discovered Along the Bicycle Paths of Life Jim Boeglin ... Sometimes we are alone on the path; at other times we have company on the journey.

The Bike Writer

Author: Jim Boeglin

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480844578

Page: 122

View: 319

For almost seventy years, the bicycle has been a balancing influence in Jim Boeglins life. His love affair began when his sister, Ann, taught him to ride at age five, paving the way for Jim to deliver newspapers by bicycle from ages 10 to 16. Seven days a week, hed deliver the Louisville Courier Journal throughout Ferdinand, Indiana, chugging up a seemingly endless number of steep hills. Hes biked much of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Indiana, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. About twenty years ago, he took a memorable bike trip through Germany with his wife and two friends, exploring the Romantic Road from Heidelberg to Augsburg. Since his heart bypass surgery sixteen years ago, biking has been his ongoing rehab program of choice. He continues to bike in excess of six thousand miles per year. In addition to biking, he also enjoys golf, which is a sport based on integrity. When a golfer intentionally breaks a rule, it can lead to a loss of reputation, loss of business relationships, and loss of friends. Join Boeglin as he celebrates his love for biking and golf and shares important life lessons in The Bike Writer.

The Bike Hike

My only regrets is doing this trip alone. I wish I could have shared this experience with someone, but everyone I asked to come along with me said you must ...

The Bike Hike

Author: Daniel Ross

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514433672

Page: 204

View: 752

Is the story of a guy's dream to travel the Pacific coast on his bicycle. To leave everyone he loves and everything he owns to depart on trip with no return. After thinking about it for 10 years, he finally decides to do it. This trip will take him from Montreal, Canada throughout the United States and along the Pacific Coast to end in Vancouver, Canada. During his journey he learns to live with what he has. He learns about the outdoor experience and to live with nature. He gets challenges and different situations to overcome and also the physical and mental strain he endured. He visits cities, and meets people he will never forget. He must change his itinerary, sometimes because he wants to, other times because he has no choice. This writing brings this adventure to a climax which is unexpected. The “Bike Hike” brings twists and turns that he, himself cannot foresee. For three weeks, he describes the freedom he senses within, and the fears that can be around, at any corner. Mr. Trump, You have been talking about fi xing immigration and broken borders by deporting millions of illegal aliens. Putting up a wall is not the immediate solution to get rid of illegal aliens or undocumented residents. I was an illegal alien for ten years in the United States and lived the American dream at its fullest. I was able to obtain all the necessary documents to have a great life In the U.S.A. including; Social security card, ID card, Bank card, credit cards(7), Drivers license. I paid income tax also. Yes, illegal aliens can pay taxes; Police offi cers arrest illegal’s with no papers all the time. Because of internal bureaucracy and ill-will they are released hours later. The biggest problem is the social security card. That is just a few examples of internal bureaucracy loop-holes. If the government would address these loop-holes, you could solve a lot of immigration problems. Mr. Trump; before putting up walls and deporting women, children and good hard working people, read this book. It will help you restore immigration issues in the United States with dignity. These people are not the enemy... They just want to live the American dream.

The Red Schwinn Bicycle

smoking, and so he didn't have many choices when he wanted to be secluded. ... reminding him of the small oil blobs that sometimes surfaced from the bottom ...

The Red Schwinn Bicycle

Author: Barrie C. Bartulski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595410944

Page: 128

View: 464

The story of how six boys' lives are touched by the use of a special red bicycle.

Sometimes a Hero Sometimes Not

“I see you have a new bike. Maybe I'll take it for myself.” “Leave me alone,” I said, as I began to pick up the bike. He pushed me in the chest and I ...

Sometimes a Hero  Sometimes Not

Author: John Jacobson

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480944009

Page: 276

View: 351

Sometimes a Hero By: John Jacobson They come from around the world each year, over 1,800 firefighters, to race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in Seattle. Carrying over fifty pounds of firefighting gear and breathing only the air they carry on their backs. Some race for the fastest time, others for the challenge. All do it to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I did it hoping for a cure.

Odyssey to Ushuaia

I sometimes need to be alone, just to think. ... choice at the time, and went about my business preparing myself and the bike for the remainder of my trip.

Odyssey to Ushuaia

Author: Andres Carlstein

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 156976476X

Page: 368

View: 384

What makes a man sell all he owns and ride a motorcycle 22,000 miles from his hometown in upstate New York to the southernmost tip of South America? Some call it craziness; Latinos call it "cojones." This funny, fast-paced narrative follows a young man in his search for meaning, adventure, and the best rum in Latin America. Battling rough roads, careening buses, and bribe-taking cops in 14 countries, he discovers breathtaking beauty as well as what it feels like to hit a truck head-on. He and his companions for much of the trip--two bikers he met over the Internet--form an unlikely and amusing trio. In the tradition of "Road Fever" and "Motorcycle Diaries," Odyssey to Ushuaia is a riot for every reader, and absolutely essential for those planning a similar trip. Loaded with insider information such as how to bribe cops and not lose one's savings, how to cross a border without going crazy, how to handle an accident, and much more, it also features an appendix with the detailed trip lists from all three riders.

I Love the Beach Poetry Long Walks Night Runs Riding My Bike Sunsets and Smelling My Own Feet

interesting if he talks about the current drug problems in the himalayas. ... too. and sometimes, being tired makes you think of giving up. you just wanna ...

I Love the Beach  Poetry  Long Walks  Night Runs  Riding My Bike  Sunsets and Smelling My Own Feet

Author: Edwin Estuya

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452085234

Page: 732

View: 100

this is a summary of his daily thoughts which he wrote every night. He loves the beach, poetry, long walks, night runs, riding his bike, sunsets and smelling his own feet. though this is not a perfect commercial grade book, this is a story of a persons life. a true story of his wanderings. his convictions. his passions. his dreams. his frustrations. his love. yes. these thoughts come from his heart. this is his story of his road to greatness if theres ever one for him. a true story to tell the whole world and the ones left behind.

How to Install Tires on Motorcycles Fix Flat Tires

Question : Can I install radial tires on my bike ? ... Sometimes radial tires are not a good idea . ... Sometimes you just have to try and see ...

How to Install Tires on Motorcycles   Fix Flat Tires

Author: James Russell

Publisher: James Russell Publishing

ISBN: 9780916367770

Page: 208

View: 980

Two Books in One! How to Install Tires on Motorcycles & Fix FlatTires - 187 photos, 202 pages 8.5x11 size book for riders who want to save big money installing and balancing their own tires. Written for the novice. So easy a girl can do it blindfolded. Tricks of the trade make it easy to install and balance all brands including Harley-Davidson, sport, dirt, touring bikes. Tire irons and machines are covered with 300 detailed Q&A. Plus, learn how to fix flat tires in ten minutes (car, truck and motorcycle tires). No more tow trucks! If you ride a motorcycle you will save money with this book... I guarantee it! This is a large book on motorcycle tires. Service manuals don't come close giving such highly-focused tire knowledge. Stop paying dealers, save your money! Order Your Copy Today!

Fundamentals of Marketing Research

I like to ride alone . Some people would call me and my friends " outlaws . " I have spent lots on speed modifications for my bike . Sometimes I feel like ...

Fundamentals of Marketing Research

Author: Scott M. Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761988526

Page: 881

View: 655

This book covers the fundamentals of research, including all the basic elements of method, techniques and analysis. The presentation is from primarily a pragmatic and user-oriented perspective which aides the student to evaluate the research presented to them. It explores cutting-edge technologies and new horizons while assuring students have a thorough grasp of research fundamentals. It: contains a wealth of modern methods and techniques not found in competing texts; provides numerous illustrative cases at the end of each section; integrates international marketing research throughout instead of placing it in a separate chapter; has a full chapter devoted to the essential topic of online research.

They Told Me I Had to Write This

Sometimes thereareother people there andlast weekendI gotstopped bythe park ranger. ... Andwe talked abouthisbike which hastwentyseven gears ...

They Told Me I Had to Write This

Author: Kim Miller

Publisher: Ford Street Publishing

ISBN: 1925000656

Page: 199

View: 307

Clem is a boy in strife. Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from Grade 5 and in trouble with the police, he’s now in a school for toxic teenagers. And that rev-head school counsellor wants him to write letters. Through his writing Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Then he comes face to face with his mother’s death. In a rush of bush bike racing, the death of one student and the consequent arrest of another, an unexpected first girlfriend, and some surprising friendships, Clem's story is the celebration of a boy who finds an unexpected future.

Learning by Going Transformative Learning through Long term Independent Travel

8.2.3 Discovering the value of solitude In the context of narrative ... and even though I have very little stuff, it's 45 minutes getting the bike ready.

Learning by Going  Transformative Learning through Long term Independent Travel

Author: Birgit Phillips

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658257733

Page: 388

View: 177

Birgit Phillips explores the concept of transformative travel as it pertains to long-term independent travelers and offers a broad philosophical understanding of the complex socio-cultural processes involved in identity negotiation. She examines both the elements that contribute to the transformation of values and identities and the mechanisms by which this transformation occurs. By deploying a pluralistic, reflexive, interpretive research approach, Phillips foregrounds the personal experiences of the individual study participants and the meanings they attach to their travel experiences. In addition, since the study spanned over 14 years, the author is able to provide a wide-ranging picture of the complete travel experience, from initial motivations to post-travel reintegration as well as the long-term effects on traveler values and identities.

Alone in the Woods

Sometimes I considered offering to do her hair before we left the house, ... waiting on my front steps with my legs stretched out and my bike propped up ...

Alone in the Woods

Author: Rebecca Behrens

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492673382

Page: 320

View: 253

From the author of The Disaster Days comes a thrilling survival story, and lost in the woods children's book, about two former best friends who must work together to stay alive after getting lost in a remote national forest. Jocelyn and Alex have always been best friends...until they aren't. Jocelyn's not sure what happened, but she hopes the annual joint-family vacation in the isolated north woods will be the perfect spot to rekindle their friendship. But Alex still isn't herself when they get to the cabin. And Jocelyn reaches a breaking point during a rafting trip that goes horribly wrong. When the girls' tube tears it leaves them stranded and alone. And before they know it, the two are hopelessly lost. Wearing swimsuits and water shoes and with only the contents of their wet backpack, the girls face threats from the elements. And as they spend days and nights lost in the wilderness, they'll have to overcome their fractured friendship to make it out of the woods alive. Praise for The Disaster Days: "A realistic, engrossing survival story that's perfect for aspiring babysitters and fans of John Macfarlane's Stormstruck!, Sherry Shahan's Ice Island, or Wesley King's A World Below."—School Library Journal "The strength of this steadily paced novel that stretches over four days of a scary disaster scenario is that Hannah doesn't figure everything out; she stumbles, doubts, and struggles throughout it all."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Fans of survival thrillers in the vein of Gary Paulsen's Hatchet will enjoy this tense, honest tale of bravery...an excellent (and refreshingly not didactic) teaching tool on natural-disaster preparedness."—Booklist "The relentless progression of a variety of disaster scenarios will keep readers turning pages...equally suspenseful and informative."—School Library Connection "Behrens uses immersive details and situations effectively viewed from Hannah's perspective to create a suspenseful, vivid story filled with lessons about responsibility and overcoming adversity."—Publishers Weekly Alone in the Woods is a perfect... gift for preteen survival story fans summer reading tween book for girls 11-14 book for middle school girls

Come 2 Mama

I wanted to be alone when I rode my bike. Walking was another matter, entirely. Occasionally I would join my friend Celine for walks along the Rio Grande ...

Come 2 Mama

Author: Eric Ehrmann

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1413484638

Page: 256

View: 822

Like Riding a Bike

Even though you may do the work yourself, you do not have to work alone. ... Sometimes the squeak goes away on its own, but other times it persists.

Like Riding a Bike

Author: Jim Edwards

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465333803

Page: 167

View: 865

It all begins with balance. This is a simple truth about both cycling and life. There are many similarities between learning to ride a bike and living a happy and fulfilling life. Like Riding a Bike: A Cycle Logical Exploration of Life illuminates these similarities and provides insight into their potentials. This book is not one of great victories or epic tours, but of the experiences, thoughts, and reflections that are a part of both the world of cycling and the journey of life. Like Riding a Bike is an inspirational guide for personal understanding and development. It uses cycling experiences as a point of departure for life lessons. But the book is not just for active cyclists; it is accessible by anyone who travels through life with more than a passing interest. The lessons and themes are based in practical reality and extend far beyond cycling. Like Riding a Bike takes an innovative approach that differentiates it from other sports and personal growth books. First, it invites readers to actively participate in the learning process. Readers are encouraged to try the cycling experiences upon which the life lessons are based, not just to apply the lessons that are derived. How many other books enable readers to prove a point to themselves rather than just take the author’s word for it? The clearer the connection to the metaphor, the greater the value of the lesson. Another innovation of Like Riding a Bike is how cycling experiences are used. Most personal coaching or growth books start with someone’s ideas about the way things should be. The author then collects or creates stories that support those ideas. In contrast, the cycling elements of Like Riding a Bike are actual experiences that do not merely reflect key points, they generate the issues and lead to the lessons. The validity of each idea is derived from reality, not idealization. Virtually all books deal with growth as a linear process. But is life actually linear? A third innovation of Like Riding a Bike is that it recognizes the cyclical nature of learning and development. While each chapter presents different topics and lessons, there is an underlying logical structure and repetition of themes that cyclically builds to the conclusion. The presentation of Like Riding a Bike is a personal dialogue between the author and the reader. This is done to draw the reader into the ideas, discussions, and lessons, and to promote personal insight. Again, the manuscript encourages reader involvement. Life is a personal exploration. What makes this concept easier to learn and apply than a book that actually starts the process for the reader? Each chapter concludes with five questions for personal reflection. Like Riding a Bike is unique in many aspects, but most importantly it gives practical advice on techniques the reader can apply to develop and pursue his or her own vision for life. It presents life lessons from a fresh perspective and provides a process for personal development. It suggests answers, yet also encourages questions. Like Riding a Bike begins by setting a foundation with the key elements of balance, motion, and vision. The book then addresses the basic skills required to find balance and establish a context for growth. The reader is led through a process for personal development that includes building on existing skills, working variety into life, stepping back when necessary, and reaching out to others for help when needed. The second half of the book further develops the themes from the first half, beginning with a section dedicated to meeting challenges. Chapters in this section address anticipating obstacles, facing challenges, understanding the “price” of choices, and speaking up for yourself. The sec

Bike Lust

Bernie asserts with pride that she alone raised her children. ... The single-wage household has gone the way of the Knucklehead. Men of Dick's generation ...

Bike Lust

Author: Barbara Joans

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299173531

Page: 288

View: 692

Bike Lust roars straight into the world of women bikers and offers us a ride. In this adventure story that is also an insider’s study of an American subculture, Barbara Joans enters as a passenger on the back of a bike, but soon learns to ride her own. As an anthropologist she untangles the rules, rituals, and rites of passage of the biker culture. As a new member of that culture, she struggles to overcome fear, physical weakness, and a tendency to shoot her mouth off—a tendency that very nearly gets her killed. Bike Lust travels a landscape of contradictions. Outlaws still chase freedom on the highway, but so do thousands of riders of all classes, races, and colors. Joans introduces us to the women who ride the rear—the biker chick, the calendar slut straddling the hot engine, the back-seat Betty at the latest rally, or the underage groupie at the local run. But she also gives us the first close look at women who ride in their own right, on their own bikes, as well as a new understanding of changing world of male bikers. These are ordinary women’s lives made extraordinary, adding a dimension of courage to the sport not experienced by males, risking life and limb for a glimpse of the very edge of existence. This community of riders exists as a primal tribute to humanity's lust for freedom.

The People Power Love Lust Superbook Book 31 Single Lifestyle Single By Choice or Can t Find a Mate Can You Be Happy Alone

I read a book about an older, fifytish woman who biked around the world solo ... myself getting run over or shot for my bike sometimes while riding alone on ...

The  People Power  Love   Lust Superbook  Book 31  Single Lifestyle  Single By Choice or Can   t Find a Mate  Can You Be Happy Alone

Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 130479847X

Page:

View: 317

There was a reality TV show about a sex columnist and a matchmaker looking for love. In one scene, the girl's brother was visiting her and he starts off digging right into her. He says she thinks she is Miss Perfect. No guy is good enough. She rejects them all. Maybe there are deep issues like fear of intimacy and/ or sex. The other girl was anorexic and all messed up psychologically. Personally, I thought both girls were over 30 which is bad because a smart guy wants to be with a really young girl with fresh eggs for kids. I thought they looked average even though they thought they were hot. I think they were self-centered. It was all about them. One had a 72 point checklist of the kind of guy she wanted. What do they bring to a relationship? If I see an over-30 years old girl on mental health drugs, smoking a cigarette with colored hair, I know she does not have a strong identity. To me, she's weak. She won't be a good mother.

Biker s Diary The Best of Ten Years

Whenever possible, I bike with someone else. That is not because I don't like to do things alone. Quite to the contrary, I have mostly lived alone.

Biker   s Diary  The Best of Ten Years

Author: Jan Meyer, Ph.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146854103X

Page: 252

View: 961

Biker’s Diary started in 1999 as a weekly column in a local newspaper then known as the River Valley Reader, now the Bluff Country Reader. Located in a very popular tourist area, the publisher’s plan was a newspaper that emphasized local arts, culture, and recreation. Dr. Jan applauded that effort, and had spent a year as a community columnist for another paper, so she submitted some sample columns and proposed this column, written by a biker. Ten successful years later, she was asked by a faithful reader is she intended to publish the columns in a book. That started her thinking, and she asked her publisher for permission to do so, which was granted. At the beginning, Dr. Jan was living in Lincoln, and commuting to her and Spouse Roger’s country place near Lanesboro MN. Upon retirement, they chose that country place as their primary residence. Those locations – and the people along the way – provided fodder for the mill of writing, as have the many places around the world to which they have both traveled and/or at which Dr. Jan has worked. The column started out as a way to capture the ambling and sometimes philosophical thoughts and experiences triggered by almost-daily time spent on a bike. When a serious illness got in the way of biking, the habit of writing about life became almost a tension reliever as she wrote about that experience. In the years since it started, the column has evolved into writing about anything and everything she and others experience in life. This book captures some of the best of those first ten years.

Love After 50

When I wasn't in a relationship, I was lonely. ... I did it sometimes alone, sometimes with a group. ... On my bike, I didn't need anyone else.

Love After 50

Author: Francine Russo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982108568

Page: 272

View: 148

A comprehensive and intimate guide to finding, keeping, and enjoying love after fifty, the best kind of love there is. Studies keep showing that love after fifty is more satisfying than at any other stage in life, and it makes sense: at this stage, you are more emotionally stable and more focused on the present; you know what you absolutely have to have, but also what you can live without; partnering is no longer about building family and fortune—it’s about sharing intimacy as grounded individuals. And sex isn’t pass/fail anymore, but about becoming erotic friends. So if this is the promised land, how do you get there? In Love After 50, journalist Francine Russo interviewed the best experts in the field and dozens of couples to help show the way. Her practical advice includes: -How to recover from the emotional damage of divorce, the grief of widowhood, or a history of unfulfilling relationships -How to build realistic requirements for a partner -What attitudes to bring to dating -How to overcome the physical challenges of sex and embrace your erotic selves -How to evaluate the financial, emotional, and practical results of marrying, living together, or living apart -How to deal with (hostile) adult kids to safeguard your relationship and family Love After 50 is not only practical, it is unassuming and candid. It is full of stories of real people (including the author’s own), with vivid examples of couples who have overcome their pasts to form healthy and nurturing partnerships. In other words, it’s as real as love after fifty can be.

Overland Biking Australia

In addition, it is sometimes stormy, so that light volcanic rocks are blown over from New Zealand. The volcanic rocks look like light round balls, ...

Overland Biking Australia

Author: Roswitha Soechtig

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3753412759

Page: 442

View: 599

OVERLAND-BIKING AUSTRALIA auf roter Erde is written in German and English. Das Buch ist bebildert. It has a lot of pictures. Eigentlich wollte ich die Tour schon 2017 beginnen, aber ich hatte regelmäßig Blutunterläufe unter der Haut. 2016 wurde eine spezielle Form von Blutkrebs diagnostiziert. Da musste ich erst einmal meinem Depressiönchen frönen. So begann meine Planung der OVERLAND-BIKING-Tour erst Ende 2017. Der Start war dann 2018. Beschrieben ist jeder Staat, beginnend mit South Australia (= SA), the Festival State, deren Hauptstadt Adelaide ist. Die Overland-Biking-Tour begann auf dem HW1. Schon bei vorherigen Reisen wurden besondere Plätze besucht, so die Flinders Ranges als Natural Amphitheater, Opalstädte und Kangaroo Island. Von SA ging es weiter nach Western Australia (= WA), the Golden State, mit der Hauptstadt Perth. Die Westküste entlang geht es vorbei an Monuments of Sand und den Kimberleys. Der Weg nach Northern Territory (= NT), dem Outback Australia, war nicht weit, Hauptstadt ist Darwin. Im Outback hat man Uluru und die Olgas und Blue Gorges mit Schni-Schna-Schnappi. Mit dem Bus ging es über ca. 700 km nach Mt. Isa, der Stadt mit den sieben Hügeln, im Sunshine State, so wird Queensland (= QLD) genannt, Hauptstadt ist Brisbane. Natürlich schaut man sich dort den Unterwasserzoo und den Regenwald an. Es ist nicht weit bis New South Wales (= NSW), the Premier State or Towards 2000. Hauptstadt ist Sydney. Bekannt sind die Opera und der Mt. Kosciusko, der höchste Gipfel Australiens. Innerhalb von NSW liegt Canberra, eine Reißbrettstatt, die zugleich ACT = Australian Capital Territory ist. Weiter geht es nach Victoria (= VIC), dafür stehen drei Bezeichnungen: Garden State, On the Move, the Education State. Aber vorher hat man Melbourne, die Hauptstadt, besucht. Hervorzuheben sind hier die Great Ocean Road und die Grampians. Von Victoria ist der Weg durch die Bass Street mit dem Schiff oder von Melbourne mit dem Flugzeug nicht weit nach Tasmania (= TAS), the Holiday Isle mit der Hauptstadt Hobart. Tasmania wird auch bezeichnet als das Herz der Erde. Der höchste Gipfel ist der Mt. Ossa, der aber nur zu erreichen ist beim Gang durch das Himmelreich von Lake St. Clair zu den Cradle Mountain. Und wenn das Herz der Erde nicht mehr pulsiert, haben es Menschen zerstört. Das menschliche Herz pulsiert dann auch nicht mehr. Der Weg zurück über den Princes HWY nach Adelaide in SA ist nicht weit. Die Overland-Biking-Tour über 18.000 km ist geglückt, weil ich Unterstützung unterschiedlicher Art hatte. Ich habe Schwein gehabt. Und ich bin stolz auf meine diversen Lebensleistungen (z. B. 9 Abschlüsse), denn ich habe das gut ausgeprägte Entdeckungsgen.