Way back when I started this blog, I immediately undertook a long, aggressive, solo motorcycle trip which involved crossing the rocky mountains on a motorcycle in February (no fairing!) and riding 1,000 miles in one day.  It involved 15-nights on the road, with only one night in a tent, and one night in a hotel – the rest spent with friends, both old and new.

Since this blog was new, I decided to try and keep a journal of the trip and post it here for content.  I think I had delusions of writing a story reminiscent of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (which is a fantastic read, by the way).  Oh right – no editor or anything.  Just post, and do it right the first time.  Hah!  There is a big problem keeping a journal:  When being so aggressive, there’s little time to write.  Damn.  It definitely wasn’t what I wanted.

I removed them because they don’t add the right kind of value.  If I feel motivated (and I’ll admit that this truly is an “if”) then I will make a singular post about the experience, and why everyone should do something similar.  It ultimately is a cornerstone of lifestyle design.  It definitely fits in the realm of a mini-retirement.  It’s a great example of how to make the best of what is commonly considered a bad situation, and the associated repercussions.

In other words, I learned a lot.  It’s worth writing about.  This post is a placeholder.  If there’s significant backlash, then I’ll either re-post them, or be more motivated to do the re-write.  It’s up to you, dear reader, to let me know.