From the Compound to the World - CycleBlaze

From the Compound to the World

The Big Reset

By Fit Steve
1,391 km (864 miles) over 382 days between Mar. 16, 2022 and Apr. 1, 2023
Overview heart 1
What is the Zero Covid Policy? heart 7

The Lockdown Before the Lockdown

Lockdown Begins heart 12
Playing Survivor heart 6

Short Transition Between Lockdowns

Scored a Pass heart 5
The Bullhorn Scare heart 6
The Midnight Break heart 10
Only 4 Days Right? heart 5
Deploying Supplies heart 25
There Will Be House Arrest heart 11
Last Ride Before Lockdown heart 24

The Big Lockdown

Days L1-4: Settling In the Trenches heart 11
Day L5: Food Beginning to Run Out heart 7
Day L6: Silent Protests Over Food heart 10
Day L7: Man Punished for Jogging heart 10
Day L8: Control Your Soul's Desire for Freedom heart 12
Day L9: Protests Over Groceries heart 8
Day L10: Making Up Rules As They Go heart 2
Day L11: Forced Equality heart 1
A Friend Made a Smart Escape heart 1
Days L12-15: Invasions of Privacy heart 7
Day L16: Incoming Information Anxiety heart 10
Day L17: When is this Over? heart 2
Day L18: Can I See the Sun? heart 6
Days L19-21: A Friend Tests Positive heart 10
Day L22: Suicide in the Compound heart 8
Days L23-30: Caged Animals heart 6
Days L31-44: We're Not Part of Society heart 3
Day L45-49: No Hope heart 2
Day L50: We Have a Fence Jumper heart 4
Downsizing for the Future heart 7
How I Got Through Each Day heart 1

Starting to See the End

Damage Assessment heart 6
Damage: Achilles Tendon and Glutes heart 3
Day L51: Compound Biking Begins Again heart 11
Day L52: Three Hours of Freedom heart 13
Day L57: Revenge Parties heart 3
Day L58: Three More Hours of Freedom heart 24
Day L59: My Brain is Angry heart 2
Day L60: So-Called "Last" Compound Covid Test heart 7
Wisdom and Courage from Friends heart 4
Damage: Neighbor Suicide Aftermath heart 4
Tentative Normalcy heart 8
The "New Normal" heart 7
Poo Poo the Po Po heart 6

Recovery Rides Closer to Home

Day R1: One Day Early heart 20
Day R2: So-Called Freedom Day heart 10
Day R3: Takeout or Dine Out? heart 12
Day R4: 20km Never Felt So Far heart 7
Day R5: To Sell A Motorcycle heart 11
Day R6: The Interview heart 6
Day R7: Extreme Bike Accident heart 3

Expanding Outwards

Day R8: Surpassing 50km heart 2
Day R9: Bikes, Boats, and Barbeque heart 27
Day R10: Getting Better heart 9
Days R11-13: Hotels in Obscure Places heart 21
Dad Passes Away heart 0

Covid Nearing the End

Zero Covid Cracking at the Foundation heart 3
The End of Zero Covid? heart 3
Mass Covid Hysteria heart 4
I Caught Covid heart 4
How the Officials Spun Their Backpedal heart 2
Day R14: Covid Recovery Ride heart 7
Day R15: New Year Victory Lap heart 13
Day R16: No More Quarantine heart 8
Covid End Game Predictions Were Spot On! heart 1
Downsizing Mega-Project Phase 1 Completed heart 2

Biking Out of Province

Day R17: Sailed Through the Checkpoint heart 2
Day R18: Hacking Back into Town heart 1

First Post-Covid International Trip

Planning for a Reset heart 4
Day C1: First International Flight in 3 Years heart 2
Days C2-5: Taking Care of Business heart 3
Days C6-12: A Whirlwind of Madness heart 9
Trying Out the New Bike heart 6
Flying Out to Texas with the Bike heart 6

Texas: The Opposite Extreme

Day T1: Forced to Bike 100 Miles heart 7
Day T2: Errand Man heart 3
Day T3: Who's that Waco on a Bike heart 4
Day T4: Better Vibes heart 2
Day T5: Rushing to Avoid a Penalty heart 7
Day T6: Rolling into Austin heart 2
Day T7A: Insane Bike Logistics heart 2
Day T7B: Ridiculous But Successful Suitcase Retrieval heart 0
Day T8: Airline Loses the Bike heart 1

Back to Reality

Getting Sorted for Last Week in Vancouver heart 3
Got the Bike Back heart 2
Fixing the Bike heart 8
The Trip Was Quite Successful heart 0
The Long Journey Back heart 1
Made it in One Piece heart 2
The Reset is Complete heart 0

Takeaways and Future Directions

Direction #1: Downsizing and Minimalism heart 1
Direction #2: Be Ready for Emergencies heart 1
Direction #3: Plan with Details heart 1
Direction #4: Systems then Goals heart 1
Direction #5: Ditch the Haters heart 1
Direction #6: Maintain Ties at Home heart 2
Financial Successes and Challenges heart 1
Lockdown Anniversary and End of Journal heart 1