Every day brings an entirely new situation with new experiences, memories, and hurdles, yet we’ve been able to establish a daily routine despite all of the chaos. Waking up at the crack of dawn (sometimes earlier), biking between 65 and 100 miles in all kinds of weather, cooking eggs in a microwave and sleeping on everything from church floors to trampolines has become our definition of a normal day. I’ve thought about the lives of people around us — our hosts, people working at the gas stations we stop at, commuters driving past us on weekday mornings — and how different they are from what myself and the team have gotten used to. While they are maintaining their nine-to-five work life routines or farm chores, it sometimes feels like we’re living on an alternate time line completely isolated from them. We’re pedaling along bike trails and highways while people in cars are thinking about coffee and their long list of errands to complete at work that day. Whether they own a farm in North Dakota or are studying in Chicago, their lives are stationary and so different from the “bike life” my teammates and I have been living.