The Five Stages of Stages

Having completed four stages and about to begin my fifth tomorrow morning, I’ve begun to recognize a pattern which recurs in the rest internval:

1) Relief — for safely finishing a stage and reaching the destination

2) Euphoria — probably endorphin related (though, could also be beer induced)

3) Lethargy — need to get one or two nights of good sleep to recover

4) Loneliness — a form of homesickness begins to creep in; find myself craving familiar music and spending time in restaurants trying to overhear English conversations

5) Excitement — Legs get antsy; it’s time to get back on the road

Bicycle several hundred kms and repeat.

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