Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Beginning...

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. I have decided to start a chronicle of my motorcycle adventures and hopefully they will be worth your time. Here's the deal though, I currently don't have a motorcycle... this might be tough without one of those in the garage.

Here's the reason I'm starting this... I have recently become inspired to ride a "dual sport" motorcycle from the west coast of the United States to the east coast. This may not sound like any big deal, and maybe it won't be. But my plan is to traverse the entire US via dirt roads and trails only. NO PAVED ROADS! I don't know how feasible this plan is. It may be totally easy or it may be impossible... at this stage I really can only speculate. I'd be willing to bet that it's been done before so I don't have any illusions of being the first one to try, but I think it'd be a satisfying personal accomplishment, especially since I haven't been riding motorcycles much in the last 10 years. I did, however, grow up in the country riding dirt bikes for many years so I think I have the skills somewhere deep in me that just need to be resurrected. This trip will definitely take some time to prepare for. My intentions are to buy a bike in the next few months and begin a series of smaller adventures in order to prepare for this larger journey. I will do my best to keep this up to date and I'm hoping that by having a blog that people are (possibly) reading that it might keep me motivated to follow through with this.

One additional thing to this planned adventure is that I also want to try to raise money to donate to the National MS Society. My wife was diagnosed 6 years ago with the disease and I feel that maybe this could also be a way to help out a good cause. I'm not sure how well this will all work out but I'm looking forward to giving it a shot.

If anyone miraculously reads this and has any experience doing this sort of thing, please shoot me an email and say 'hi'.

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