| Are you employed?|
I'm not employed in the traditional sense. As a former sergeant of Marine infantry (EAS 1998) and alumnus of the College of William and Mary (Class of 2002) this will be my first exploration in which I will have my own command, unfettered by the dictates of steely-eyed drill instructors and without the guidance of wise professors. So in my skewed perception of reality, I am currently self-employed on a quest to rediscover America.
Are you mentally/terminally ill?
No, but I did have the dubious honor of living in the former insane asylum while attending William and Mary. According to student lore, a section of the Dillard Complex was built from bricks recycled from a haunted tavern in Williamsburg.
When I told a friend of my cycling plans she astounded me by asking me if a physician told me I only had one to two years to live. No, I'm not terminally ill. Though this question is a good one in that it illustrates just how much life experience may be locked and loaded into one year of traveling.
| || How long will your trip take? |
It is hard to tell how long this may take. One to two years is the easy answer. Two years is the absolute maximum. I feel that anything longer will just become a selfish attempt to escape responsibility. Though I'm prepared to stay on the road for two years, I believe that a one-year journey is more realistic.
| What will you do after the bike trip?|
Anything is possible and I imagine I will have time enough to think about it on the way there; though I do see myself applying what I have learned on the blue highways and wilderness to some old fashioned urban experience in Boston amongst friends from William and Mary.
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