Spring is here and the trip is on! I booked a flight to Victoria, BC today after a glorious ride this morning. The decision that this summer was the summer for the bike trip came together slowly. I kept making small decisions and feeling out the possibilities but always with easy room to back out. Somehow I assumed that a clear sign would present itself and declare, "Good idea. You should definitely take the summer off instead of being a good little student." No sign appeared so I just took the plunge. Now that I've got the tickets, it feels official. I am cycling across Canada this summer.