It is referred to as conditions of carriage, the binding rules and regulations for carriage that apply to all passengers traveling. Too many years of airplanes and airports have left me well seasoned in the language of the sky. But the language of the road, specifically my road, is different. My conditions of carriage have more to do with the spirit of my fellow travelers, their willingness to be present, to be game, to choose routes unexpected. It is the decision to release the noise in our lives and embrace all the quiet lessons of nature. The cadence and vibration of space, the rhythms of the wind, the sound of the water as it runs down mountains to make its way into crystalline lakes. We become seekers away from the claims of lives of demand. The world on the road feels more authentic, humble and simple - full of goodness and surprise. Pulses quicken as we charge forward towards the unknown, deeper and removed from the expected, those places and things on which we have become dependent. We are intrepid. We are resolute. We are present.