Got a call from BigNoseWhipper (BNW) from Sonora NM. We have never met and just recently communicated through this forum.
I have to say I am impressed by BNW's effort, courage (Many of us talk about it, but do we take action?) and sense of adventure.
What strikes me most is that BNW embarked on his tour on a bike recovered from a trash can. I too often (in many areas of my life) place way to much emphasis on the latest, greatest equipment and miss the whole point of the journey / experience. If I don't get up off my tail end I won't even get past surfing Bike Forums and/or the net. BNW, I am truly impressed.
Keep BNW in your thoughts as he heads out on HWY 60 towards California and has to overcome the heat, watch out for rattle snakes and find a safe place to sleep. All on a bike with equipment that most of us would not even look at twice and might even think BNW a bit naive if not foolish for striking out without the big bucks stuff most of us think we have to have.
Personnally, I think BNW has the key to defining an adventure! I want to find it myself and BNW provides the motivation to do so.