Psychologically I can not…not do this.
Let’s take a moment and look at the facts. I rode 2,659 miles on a $250 Walmart bike and lost 40lbs while doing it. I also met some of the greatest human beings on this planet ever. I had no business attempting that. I accomplished something epic. I remember I sat for a month before I left…terrified…I only had two options…take this journey or end it all. I managed some common sense and decided in my fear that ending it wasn’t a good idea. But the thought that I could die on the bike tour was abundantly evident. I was by myself. I don’t know a martial art or did I even carry a gun…I had a little bottle of mace to protect me and that seemed silly in the grand scheme of things.