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    Breakfast of Champions ilostmaterialsm's Avatar
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    I Lost Materialism

    Hi. My name is Justin Clark, but you can call me Breakfast. I currently live in Brookyln, NY, though I am also currently permantly on the road. I have spent the last 7 months traveling around the country and living in different places, all the while riding bikes, getting obsessed with health and selling all my posessions. I'm down to a backpack that can fit on a bike rack: and no electronics!

    I am currently in Muncie, IN, my old college town. I will be completing my first bike project this weekend. I am really excited. Surly Steamroller frame, bunch of IRO components i bought before leaving NYC, fixed, etc etc...

    Plan on either going back to NY or going up to Chicago and getting a messenger job for a few months before backpacking through China and Tibet.

    Ive been reading this forum for a couple weeks now and I thought I should register and say HI.

    So, HI.

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    Dear Breakfast,
    Have a ball while you are in Muncie. Wish you well on your travels.

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    Congrats on your progress and welcome!
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    Wow! I'm envious - I guess no one has to ask how you're financing the trip. I wish I had the guts to quit my job, sell all the computers and do something like this - kinda scared it'll make it hard to come back to the career again.

    I've gone through China in 2 weeks, you'll love it especially if you have the time to explore the country by cycle. Have fun!

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    Breakfast of Champions ilostmaterialsm's Avatar
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    Yeah its really hard at first, but once you get all that weight off your mind, you wonder why you ever had all the stuff in the first place. Once you feel the freedom and flexibility of being totally mobile and free of responsibility of bills, work, rent, etc.... Oh man. theres no going back anymore.

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    what'd u do before becoming a nomad? I'm guessing an EE like me...

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    Congrats! I once quit my job and spent six months travelling Europe by bike. Best decision I ever made. My only regret is that I let myself get re-absorbed into the workaday world.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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