If you’ve been following either of us on Facebook, you may already know that Dallas and I decided to end our relationship about a month ago (I know, it’s been way too long since updating this blog). We are both free spirits, drifting in different (but not necessarily opposite) directions, and we couldn’t let our relationship hold us back from dreams that we didn’t want to compromise. We will remain friends, hopefully forever. Here are each of our facebook posts, for those who missed them:
We feel both sad and excited to be ending this part of our lives, which we feel lucky to have been able to share together for so many wonderful adventures. I know we both will have more adventures individually, and I am excited to see what the future holds for each of us. Thank you to all of our friends and family who have liked/reacted/commented on Facebook and to everyone in our lives who knew us as a couple and who continues to support us as individuals. We love all of you!
Please continue to follow us both on social media. I will be here, as well as on instagram (nomadiccycling) more frequently, and Dallas’s instagram name is neuropolitics.
Sarah grew up in Cranston - just south of Providence, Rhode Island - and developed a love for travel, music, and outdoor sports at an early age. She had started bicycling long distances at age 12, as a participant of the MS150 bike tours to raise money for the MS Society. She didn't use her bike regularly until she built her own while studying in Montreal and found it an excellent way to get around the city.
After graduating from McGill and moving back to Providence, Sarah started working at Brown University's office of Environmental Health & Safety as the Biological Safety Specialist. She was living 4 miles away at the time, and for the first few weeks was driving to work. She made the switch from driving to bicycling when she realized that she could get to work faster, avoid parking tickets, and integrate a few miles of training into her day. Bicycling was better for the environment and better for her own health and mood. She found that she had more energy and felt much happier once she started biking to work. When her car broke down several months later, she never bothered replacing it.
After 4 years of working in Biosafety (and on her master's in Environmental Studies), Sarah left her job to pursue her passion. She has been working various jobs in the bicycle industry since June of 2011, including pedicab driver, bicycle tour guide, bike mechanic and traveling bicycle advocate. In between seasonal jobs, she has done a few long-distance bike tours, which is the main reason for this blog. Her dream is to eventually ride around the world and sail across the oceans.
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