I am planning on leaving around July 10th and going to a music festival in west virginia until the 13th. From there I will take country roads and small highways south all the way through tennessee and into Alabama to visit my older brother who is in Chemo therapy for cancer in his chest. I will gain support for him and open a website to raise money for his treatment and build up merchandise and cool ways of making people aware of life threatening diseases and raise money for him along my trek. I will leave from here and run along the south maybe going through New Orleans and see a couple of memorable things down there. I plan to go on to Utah and visit my Grandfather in Salt Lake City and stay there for a few days. I will end in San Fransisco and crash with my sister for as long as I can and then head back to Richmond most likely by plane or if it comes down to it I will bike most of the way back.
I am not a young fool, I am going through rigourous planning steps and I am almost done mapping out my route (i figured that should be the most important thing). I have begun to build a really strong and easily fixable fixed gear (or single speed) mountain bike that will be cleaned tuned and painted in a wild artistic manner. I will have either a big rack on the back of the bike or I will have a childs bike attachment rigged to be a trailer of some sort with a flag flying that has an anti-cancer slogan of some sort. I will be doing many calculations on costs, food supply needs and how much supplies to bring. I am very real about this and I have a good feeling I am doing everything right to be ready for whats ahead but I just want to make sure. If anybody out there has ever done something like this or anything near to this and has any wisdom to impart upon me it would be greatly appreciated. Happy posting!