So after six months of discussing and saving for the trip and then one month of frantically packing, preparing, and planning… we’re finally off! There’s been ups and downs in the last several months. We’ve had times when we felt like we should scrap the whole idea and there’s been times when we felt we could leave the next day and just leave all the preparation behind. We had our share of excitement and elation when we cemented the idea of “Finding Main Street” and saw incredible amounts of support in the first few days of the Kickstarter launching. We’ve also had our share of stress due to motorcycle maintenance issues, unflattering bank statements, or loose ends needing to be tied up with frayed rope. We had moments of extreme mood swings, where in a five minute period we would go from hair-pulling stress to bouncing around the room in excitement. We did it though. All the pre-trip stuff is behind us and we’re off in a few minutes. The road is all that lies ahead.
From every single facet of each one of our networks, we have seen support. Be it something as simple as a Facebook like or a website view, as kind as a Kickstarter or personal donation, or as hard as equally sharing the burden of stress and physical effort; you’ve all shown tremendous amounts of generosity. You know who you are and the lengths in which you’ve contributed, and from the bottom of our hearts — thank you.
While you are reading this we will be on the bikes. Take a listen to the music below made by friend and musician Kameron “Kameronessi” Rogers and think about where we are. While you listen to the music, we are listening to the sound of the wind and the hum of the engine. Think of us riding along in the shadows of giant redwoods or on the bluffs overlooking the vast Pacific ocean – it is the adventure of a lifetime, an ode to the heroes of the past who took their own odysseys, a trip of internal and external reflection… and it is happening today.
We are gonna go find Main Street. See you soon.