Saturday, January 22, 2011

Not much to travel on right?

The bags are in, and time to figure out how light I can pack them. Should be plenty of room for 4 pairs of clothes ( going to be hot, so that won't be bad), work equipment, and bike tools, and repair items, and food and water, and camp equipment, and shoes, and camera, and GPS and as little as possible.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Just something for me to do

Mostly, right after the first response of "are you crazy? is this a mid-life crisis?", I'm getting a "Do you have a cause? Are you doing this for a charity?".

The first statement and question. Probably yes a little crazy, but a very calculated crazy is what I prefer to think. Crisis, NO. We can all imagine better places to be in, but really, my wife, family, and business is in a really great place right now and I couldn't be a happier person with all I've done that last 46 years. So, it really is to me a mid-life adventure.  I've got about 35 years of working in some way shape or form, most of it has been indoors. It's time to get outside, it's time to stay healthy, and its time for an adventure. Plain and simple as that. Hope I make it the whole way and enjoy the adventure, but if I don't I know I'll enjoy the way I do take.

I have pondered having a cause and raising money for something/somebody. But it came down to.. I'm not a real big believer that the things that are important to me need to be important to someone else. That leaves me with the cause is myself, simple as that. If you follow along when this really gets going in May and if it some how motivates you to do something good for yourself or others, even better.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Got the Route Maps and the Plane Ticket

May 19, San Diego here I come.  That may be the first one way ticket I've bought. Looking forward to a couple days with Cindy and family and then heading out Saturday, May 21. Tim and another friend are going to ride with me the first couple days which will be nice to get started since there's a 3500 ft climb day  one.

Not sure that I really "Dream on Two Wheels" yet, so probably will not use the sticker. But the maps are here and look very helpful as advertised. About 400 miles a map, so 5-6 days per meap. Yep, that's 3 full maps for Texas, in June, pretty sure I'll be tired of Texas by then.