Opportunity to ride across country
If you had the opportunity to ride your bike from Massachusetts to Oregon next week, would you do it?
So I haven't committed yet, but I think I'm gonna do it.
I met a guy back in March who is hard core into riding. By hard core I mean, he rides an old school Suzuki GS1100 and GS850 both assembled, rebuilt, and worked on by him. He has crossed the country several times, and rides all year round. He has pulled a canoe with his GS850, and has tons of great stories.
We've never really gone riding together, and I've never really gone on any REAL long rides. I am recently unemployed. I have an interview on Wednesday for a job. I am getting a new rear tire on Monday. I am wondering if I can afford this trip. I am wondering if my conscience can afford to NOT let me go on this trip.
Someone said to me, "I've never heard of anyone on their death bed say, 'I wish I would of worked more'." And about 10 out of 12 people who I've asked if I should do it, say, "yeah, I'd do it!"
My bills are paid for this month. Still waiting for the unemployment to roll in, and waiting to see the outcome of this job interview. But I still haven't told my friend that I'm officially coming yet!
Am I totally crazy? All of you all would do it, right? It's probably a no brainer.
I'm just gonna make sure my bike is prepped. May attempt to change the brake fluid myself, which I've never done before. Gonna change the oil just before hand. ... Bike is in pretty good shape otherwise.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I know you all don't know my situation. But I am able to do this trip. Should I just commit, and make it official?
Keep moving, learning, loving, and living.