Category Archive: Preparing

Oct 02

The final stretch: Funding needs a boost

It is now less than 48 hours before I leave.  I think I have enough of the trip laid out for me to feel comfortable with what lays ahead of me.  The new sleeping bag, which is rated 0-18F arrived today.  Wow, it is massive, so my estimation from the web site were way off. …

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Jun 14

[Less than 24 hours] Tick tock

It is now less than 24 hours before departure. Wow. It is finally happening. Things starting feeling more real after I got my traditional summer Mohawk yesterday at noon. Tonight we will have a prayer and farewell meeting at the house, and then, tomorrow at sunrise, about 6:15 am, we will be on the road. …

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Jun 12

[3 days 2 go] Double entry

I typically do not do two blog entries in a day.  But this was an unusually good day, so it does warrant it. I thought I would start this entry by just saying something like:  The road was ahead of me, and above the horizon, pewter-grey clouds, dense and ominous, faced me, as I headed …

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Jun 12

[3 more days] Getting ready and two stories from opposite ends of the globe

With just 72 hours, more or less, I am now getting reaching a bit of a feverish pace.  In about an hour I will go meet with Joe Krebs, who has agreed to give the bike what I pray is the final look over.  This is one of those days when I am hoping to …

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Jun 11

[4 days and counting] Still in the squeeze and news about a Canadian initiative

Friday is just around the corner.  Things are not quite clearing yet.  So the squeeze seems to still be on.  The gentleman who volunteered to give the motorcycle a look through had to work today, and I am waiting to hear from him.  Looks more like God is asking me to wait on Him, and …

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Jun 06

[9 days 2 departure] Spreading the word through CNN

I know, the title say it all.  It is 9 days before departure.  My life is very hectic to say the least.  We are still in the midst of moving, even though we now have been living in the new [rented] house, but we still have a few things in storage, and the old house …

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May 21

26 days to go: more getting ready while the fight on trafficking continues

With 26 days to go, and funds raised being very close to 16%, I spent yesterday prepping the motorcycle for the trip, changing the mud guard, tightening bolts, and, yep, learning how to change wheels.  It is amazing that to remove the wheel in this motorcycle, and others too, you need to remove brake calipers and antilock …

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May 11

Trying to expand my reach: being bold!

Over the last week I have been working trying to expand the reach of this project, by sending information to the media offices at my work, local TV stations, and the top providers for adventure motorcycle gear.  So far, … no answers, except for one decline.  This is not such bold and and crazy behavior you will …

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May 09

37 days to go: pieces falling into place

This is my first video blog for this trip. We will see how things go.

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May 06

40 days to go: Training for off roading

Today was a day that provided me with more evidence (as if it was necessary) that God does provide for my needs.  As the date for the departure has drawn closer, I have been trying to figure out how to get some schooling on off-road riding.  The premier place to do this is the RawHide …

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