Now I understand that many Inmates travel all over the world on mopeds to modern steeds and as we all know, the stories they tell, pictures they post and dreams they live help all of us thru the daily grind of life. Infact the daily grind still dictates my time available for Adventure Riding as well as my mates.
January, 2010. Vinnie the Snake decided that it is time to take care of his Unfinished Business. Finish the TAT from Baker, Nev to Port Orford, Or. While I am at it, and if the DT400C Mountain Bike holds up, go ahead and ride a modified route of known and unknown trails from Canada to Mexico. Last goal of the Unfinished Business, leave work behind and see the Road Less Traveled at an undictated pace.
Lesson Learned #1 - BidDogAdventures never ride with a schedule.
Ok, I listened to my friend, I have taken a leave of absence and the next xxx weeks is for me to finish my Unfinished Business without a schedule.
Lesson Learned #2 - BigDogAdventures, and hundreds of Inmates on AdvRider.com. Less is more.
Ok, riding a 2 stroke that is Vintage at best on the trail. Travel lite, be mobile and enjoy. Done.
Lesson Learned #3 - Vinnie the Snake if having a chase vehicule available, riding a Vintage Bike that could tire at any moment, then spare parts and backup bikes will allow maximum trial time without interupton. Again its about the ride.
Ok, with the blessing and support of Boss. Chase Vehicle #2 shall be procured.
Lesson Learned #4 - Vinnie the Snake - Dont matter what bike you riding. As long as one has ones ass in the saddle of an adventure bike then adventure should not be contained.
So be it. No schedule, only a couple destinations, and 10000 miles of Unfinished Business lies ahead.