I accepted life as it was for a very long time.
The last two-year I have stopped doing that.
I lost weight, I became active. I redeveloped my love of riding and I would dare to say I am riding better than ever. I am stronger. I am faster for longer stretches. I am getting back some hill climbing ability.
I am happier in life though I still fight the occasional visit from the black dog.
I have become goal oriented to a degree I never was before.
I set the goal for 100 pounds weight loss and I achieved it.
I set a goal for 2500 miles this year and I achieved it.
I have a great deal of work to do if I am going to make this happen in the coming year. Not sure I can but I am going to work towards it. I know I can get the fitness level there. I know I can push myself to make the trip. I believe I will be able to get 4 or 5 like-minded folks to ride with me and I believe I can get the support in place. I just don’t know how. That is something I will have to work on.
I will need sponsors. Companies that are willing to help foot the bill for doing this. I don’t own a touring bike so there is that to figure out. I expect I will set up a website to arrange for donation to go to the appropriate charities to make sure the maximum amount of good will come of this.
Someone has suggested that getting “the media” involved so there is coverage along the way would help to raise money.
SO much to put together before October of 2014.
There I said it.
I hope I can get the leave of absence from work…
This is becoming very important to me. The goal of making this 1400 mile ride. The logistics of putting it together seem daunting.
With all this ahead I am excited and focused. I hope you will all follow along as I work to put this together.