In sickness and in health

So I’m a bit sick. So sick I could probably sing back up for the Oakridge Boys bass singer, Richard Sterban. These opportunities come along so rarely. I’m sick around once every 2-3 years. Perhaps I should pitch Mr. Sterban the idea of a Vine video bass duet. I’ll take a viral hit over a bacterial hit any day.  ( >.< ) !!

Getting married in
California in four months.
Yes I’m excited.

Meds, I’m not on any.
Perhaps that is the problem
but, Richard Sterban.

More updates coming soon on modifications to my DRZ for my GDT adventure. Including my challenges of installing the IMS 4 gallon gas tank, removal of the kick-stand kill switch, full rack system installation, and more.

Giddy-up-a-oom, pa-pa-oom, pa-pa-mau-mau…

EDIT: upon further research my lowest singing note is usually a E2. I can now go down to A1. My speaking voice (usually tenor) has dropped almost two full octaves and hovers at or slightly above the low bass A1.

Things to do while sick: quote Red in Shawshank Redemption!

About My Motorcycle

For my GDT ride I’ve chosen what seems to be the Toyota Tacoma of enduro (dual sport) motorcycles: the Suzuki DR-Z 400 S. It’s quite often referred to as the “DRZ.”

The Toyota Tacoma is known for being remarkably resistant to any amount of damage one may inflict upon it. They used to be affordable, but their reputation has created a value which sustains itself even in the deepest, darkest corners of Craigslist.

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Motorcycling the Great Divide Trail

Update: I’ll be doing this trip in July of 2016. Soon!

In 2008 I was able to create the space for myself to ride a bicycle across the United States for three months. I started in Norfolk, VA and finished in Astoria, OR. I did not plan a route, per se. I did, however, carry maps and often asked for directions to make sure I wasn’t misreading my map or missing a unique destination based on the wisdom of local opinions and expertise. When all was said and done I clocked in just over 4,700 miles making more lengthy stops in Memphis, TN, Little Rock, AK, Kansas City, KS, and Lawrence, KS. I also hitched four rides totaling just over a couple hundred miles, met many wonderful people, and learned that everyone is much nicer than I ever imagined. It was one hell of an adventure.

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