Laos is More: The Minimalism Tour - CycleBlaze

Laos is More: The Minimalism Tour

By Fit Steve
1,933 km (1,200 miles) over 65 days between Jun. 29, 2023 and Sep. 1, 2023


Towards Minimalism heart 12
A Unifying Theory of Minimalism heart 3
The Paradox of Minimalism heart 3

Trip Planning

The Minimalist Packing List heart 1
How The Trip Planned Itself heart 3
Pre-Trip Planning: Macao and Hong Kong heart 2
Change of Plans: Train, not Flight to Shenzhen heart 1
Planning for Convoluted Bike Logistics heart 0
Deciding on a Currency Standard heart 3
How to Stay Fit on Tour heart 0
Dumped the Insurance Part 1: The Shock heart 2

The Shakedown

Garmin Calibration and Bike Modification Ride heart 4
Shakedown Ride heart 4
Shakedown Ride Success heart 0
Mind Over Matter heart 0
Dumped the Insurance Part 2: The Surrender heart 1
Sudden Gym Closure and the Necessity of Minimalism heart 0

The Pre-Trip

Day -6: Taking the Train to Train heart 5
Day -5: Borderline Insanity heart 0
Days -4 and -3: Macau for the Wynn heart 2
Day -2: Accounting for PTSD heart 2
Day -1: What's With This Luck? heart 6

Laos is More

Systems Evaluation heart 1
Day 0: Finding My Feet on the Ground heart 6
Day 1: Vientiane to Thalat heart 3
Day 2: Healing for the Soul heart 6
Day 3: We Go Tubing heart 0
Day 4: Vang Vieng to Kasi Hotspring Resort heart 2
Day 5A: What the Truck heart 6
Day 5B: Discombobulated heart 1
Day 6: Fueled by Local Reactions heart 17
Day 7: Land of Smiles heart 11
Day 8: Over the Hills heart 26
Laosting Impressions heart 1
Day 9: Homecoming heart 23
Day 10: Pushing for a Rest heart 12
Day 11: Playing Catchup by the Pool heart 7
Day 12: Rolling On heart 6
Day 13: Put the Hammer Down heart 0
Day 14: The Shift heart 2

Covid Catchup Round 1

Days 15-16: Time Off the Bike heart 0
Days 17-20: More Time Off the Bike heart 0
Day 21A: Back on the Bike heart 0
Day 21B: What a Mess heart 0
Day 22A: Runaround + Bike = Bikearound heart 0
Day 22B: Did All I Could, Time to Bounce heart 0
Day 23: Brain Training heart 1
Day 24: Body Training heart 0
Day 25: Soul Training heart 0

Covid Catchup Round 2

Planning: Logistics Get Complicated heart 0
Execute Plan Day 1: Bike Success, Bank Fail heart 0
Execute Plan Day 2: Bike Transfer heart 0
Execute Plan Day 3: Regrouping Back to Pattaya heart 0
Execute Plan Day 4: Bureaucratic Head Bangers heart 0
Flashback: How it Began heart 0

Covid Catchup Round 3

Gave Back an ATM Card heart 0
Plan Modified, Final Week heart 0
Execute Plan Day 5: Taking Back Control of The Unit heart 0
Execute Plan Day 6: Taking Me to The Cleaners heart 1
Execute Plan Day 7: The Search for Quality heart 0
To Sell or Not to Sell heart 1
Execute Plan Day 8A: Saying Goodbye to My Baby heart 0
Execute Plan Day 8B: Account Opening Success! heart 1

Closing The Curtain

The Pattaya Dream Still Very Much Alive heart 0
They Called Me Back heart 0
Generating Ideas to Cut Social Media heart 0
Shopping and Consolidation heart 0
More Shopping and Wrapping it Up heart 0
Right Until the Last Minute heart 0
Welcome to Bike Unfriendly Hong Kong heart 1
Dumped the Insurance Part 3: The Penultimate Cash Out heart 2

Vacation from the Vacation

Checkpoint Chess: The Train Ride Back heart 0
Unpacking? What Unpacking? heart 0
Two Weeks of Decompression heart 0
Trip in Review (Editing Work in Progress) heart 0

Idea Generation Log

The List heart 0
Book Writing Idea heart 0

The Cycle Touring Freedom Retirement Fund

Wealth Management Plan 2.0 heart 0