Some of you went on a rant saying how you were insulted when people offered you food while touring. Yesterday I met a young man touring through my area headed for Alaska. I was driving my truck and saw him on the highway so I stopped and talked to him for a couple of minutes. I asked him if there was anything he needed and he said no, but I should have listened to my inner voice. He told me he was posting on facebook under jake does America. After reading his post I realized he was a Vet with ptsd and was riding to spread awareness for mental health issues. As a combat vet myself I can relate to his feelings. He raises money for his ride at gofundme. I may have missed my chance to give him a hot meal but at least I was able to donate some money to his ride.
P.S. He posted a neat video yesterday where the outside of his tent was covered with a layer of ice. It was pretty cool.