In December 2012 my entire world imploded through an incredibly common occurrence – divorce. After the initial paralysis, anger, sadness, more anger, self pity, and even more anger subsided I got to thinking about what I should do next. Maybe I could – be a truck driver in Iraq OR move to a cabin in remote Alaska OR work on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico…danger and anonymity seem to be important to me. Death wish? Maybe.
Then in June of 2013 I was struck by the obvious – I’m tired of NYC; my ex has our dogs; I love riding a bicycle, meeting people and seeing new things; I work freelance and was getting some money from the divorce. It all added up to a solo cross country bicycle trip from Brooklyn via Key West to Los Angeles.
During the trip I would get a chance to see the south, meet fellow Americans of a different sort, look for a new place to live and learn how to keep up a blog through writing and video documentation.
Some may say I still have a death wish owing to my means of transport, but I spent a lot of time thinking on how to do it smart. Since May 11, 2013 when I left from my sublet in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn to today I’ve been having an amazing experience meeting people and seeing the country.