or Ambition overwhelmed
So I had intended to write daily about my bicycle trip across the Continental United States 20 years ago this summer. In the process, I realized that I needed some either CMS or Blog software to aid in the production of this endeavor. I once again looked at the various existing solutions, but was unsatisfied with them. I had already defined my needs and ambitions; I wanted a system which would work on my local system and generate static pages for uploading to my hosting space. So I began writing my own (I'm a programming therefor lazy and hubristic). I'm also a full-time engineering student and failed to finish the project before the more pressing issue of my last semester arrived. I plan to continue the retelling, but not over the course of the actual trip; I will however pretend that I did so (my blog, I'm permitted).
The other major problem into which I ran was informational in nature. I did not keep a journal of my trip and misplaced or tossed my receipts from the journey. I did manage to locate almost all of my maps except Kentucky. All of this combined to increase the delay in my postings. As I tried to reconstruct my path, I found that more than a few of the motels and camp grounds I used are gone or maybe just refranchised. Long story short, I have been engaged a large dose of internet search sleuthing trying to dredge up memories of my trip. Slowly, but surely, I have been restoring detail to my narrative, so I have decided to postpone my writing in the interest of creating a better narrative rather than rushing something into print.
I hope that those of you who have followed my story will return occasionally to check my progress, and if you are reading this and want me to finish perhaps send the occasional email prod or tell me in person if you know me. Thank you for your interest and I hope than I've entertained you at least some.