Monday, July 7, 2008

First lesson learned…

Monday, July 07, 2008
Day 4 (partial report)
Sardis, MS

It didn’t take long to learn lesson #1. Don’t plan too much for your vacation or it won’t feel like vacation. Live updates would be really cool, but I also want to camp out when it’s convenient. Live updates and camping don’t mix well. Days 1, 2 and 3 were all very convenient for camping, so I took full advantage. It was nice to sit back and soak in the camping experience with others rather than fumbling around in a motel room writing live updates (which is what I’m actually doing now, but I’ll fill you in on that decision in the full reports). Scraping the live update idea also buys me at least a couple hours a day that can be used to mend myself and the bike; very important for a newbie traveler like myself.

For right now, the plan is to stick solely to the title of this trip (30 years old, 2 wheels, 1 man and 1 goal) with the goal being, making it to the west coast on 2 wheels. Uncertainties abound…

Here are a few pics to whet your appetite:

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Did I stay dry? Hmmm…

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