Hello, everyone. As many of you know, I'll be leaving for Orlando, Florida on my solo bike/hike tour on January 31, 2008. I'm following the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier Route on my bike, from St. Augustine, Florida to San Diego, California. Then, after a short break in California to ship my bike back to Oregon, I'll start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.
Why would anyone even consider such a crazy adventure? I'm doing this for a number of reasons, but the most important reason is that it has been my dream for a very long time to complete a coast to coast bike tour, and I also love the great outdoors and wilderness experience that you get from a long hike. I'm not sure I'll make it, but I'll never know for sure unless I try.
This blog will be my primary means of keeping in touch with all of you. I'll be posting my progress, up-loading photos, and sharing short stories of some of the people I meet along the way. I hope you'll bookmark my blog and read it often. I also hope that many of you will post replies and keep me informed of all you are doing back at home.
My long term goal is to inspire you to follow your dreams, where ever they may take you.