When it comes to bicycle touring there are two ways to do it: supported, or self-supported. It doesn’t matter how many miles you do, where you go, or even what type of bike you use. You either have a vehicle towing your stuff and possibly picking your ragged, tired butt over those hills or you are toning your muscles for the next Thick Spaghetti competition and dragging your body across the desert alone. I’m not saying that one is better than the other (get out and pedal, wuss), but they are both very different types of trips.
My trip is self-supported…kind of. I will make friends along the way and lose them. But through it all, if I’m going to use it, its on my bike. And if its on my bike, I’m pedaling it.
The tricky part is resources. Despite my attempts to save funds, I still do not know what kinds of money-zappers lie ahead. Will thieves thieve in the middle of the night? Will parts break down never to be fixed again? Will drunken escapades lead to bets on rat races? How much does a lobster dinner in Costa Rica cost anyway?
If you enjoy reading the blog and want to keep learning more about bicycles, beer, and my wacky adventures. Please take the time to click on the link below and support my ride. I know it says “Donate” but your gift shall be your gift. No tax-deductible kickback, no certificate of thanks (although I will email everyone that helps), no name etched onto my bike. Just pure, unadulterated squandering of your funds to the road and what lies on and beyond it. There are pizzas to eat, wassail to drink, and sequined jerseys to wear. While your support may not go to the latter, it will certainly help immensely. Thank you for your encouragement and excitement and please keep enjoying the trip with me.
Jordan – aka – The Cowabunga Dude