I leave in 19 days for five or six weeks. Holy ass! Just a few months ago, this summer and my plans seemed quintessentially out of reach. Every summer I've wanted to go on a long bike trip, and every summer I never get more than a week off at a time. Not this time! I'm quitting my job (haha, suckers! ) and departing Denver for roads West on Saturday July 7th, 2012. I will meet a few uncles in Seattle for a ride down the pacific coast highway to San Francisco and then we will work our way back up to Seattle via an inland route. From there I will break off and head north into Canada and then meander down through Idaho and Montana and eventually meet up in Silverton, CO for RMAR 2012. After RMAR I will camp, and enjoy the Colorado high country for a week or two™ until I return to Denver before the 3rd week of August upon which I will begin my long arduous journey to get accepted into Graduate School at CU Boulder to obtain a Masters and eventually a Phd in Cognitive Neuroscience. A very rough sketch of my route: I am 26 years old with a little money stashed away and wanderlust in my heart. It will be an epic adventure!