April 26, 2006
The End of the Beginning is Near
For better or worse, I’ve finally left Ann Arbor. 7 of 8 semesters down, with no class for a solid 4 months. I left far more behind than I could have ever imagined…
I’m almost done sifting through the boxes of my life, deciding what I need, want, and can do without for the next couple weeks and months. Living, camping, and moving with a motorcycle is something everyone should be required to do at least once. It’s a delicate balance.
Tomorrow it begins. I have a few errands to run on the first leg, which will only take me to Chicago by tomorrow night. From then on, San Francisco is the limit, with a lifetime of adventures and sights in between; a map, humming german machinery, and an odometer that can talk your ear off my only constant companions.
Wish me luck.
April 06, 2006
In approximately three weeks I’ll be on the road. I finish my last exam, pack my apartment into a truck, load up my bike with the essentials, and take off. Off to the Black Hills, to Mount Rushmore, to Yellowstone, to the Makah Nation and its Cape Flattery, down Highway 1, through wine country, over the Golden Gate Bridge, (let me know if I’ve missed anything terribly important so far, I haven’t made my route yet) and finally to my home for 3 months, Cupertino, CA. In ~9-10 days. All assuming I don’t