March 20, 2013

We're really doing it

 So I have these friends.....

"It wasn’t my idea, but I decided to ride a bicycle with my friend across the US a couple years ago.  If you ever make a decision to do the same, here’s what happens next:  Everyone you know will tell you it’s a bad idea.  Everyone will tell you all the reasons why only the thoroughly prepared cyclist should even attempt it.  This is the part where you exercise a little thing called “fuck it.”  Why not?  The mix of inexperience and spontaneity can produce some of the greatest experiences of your life.  Coincidentally, they are also the perfect recipe for melt downs and tearing out your own hair, but don’t sweat it.
So that’s the point of this whole blog, to try and find something once a year that we have no business doing and jump in head first.  In 2010 Heath and I rode our bicycles 3,300 miles from LA to NYC.  In 2011 we went up the largest granite wall in the world with Timmy O’Neill and felt real real small and a little bit stupid.  This year we will rent a raft, get dropped off at the start of the Grand Canyon, and will attempt to row 225 miles of the Colorado River for 16 days with no prior experience and no guide.  Wish us luck…"
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FLA0215 said...

Dan rules!!! good luck buddy!!!

Davecat said...

Well, that was a fun read.

Now, I have to get back to work.


CJ said...

I wish you the best. Live it!