DICX Countdown

Thursday, December 19, 2013

"all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you're alive to see?” ” ~ Kerouac, On the Road

In 24 hours I am going to throw my dog and bike into my car and embark on a three week journey across the country... (and possibly back). I'll have my daughter with me for a third of the but mostly it will be me & "The Dude".

I'll be crossing Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and drive up the coast of California.  Camping in national parks, Skiing in the rockies, riding in the dessert.  I'll visit the sacred spots where speed records are set and surfing legends lost their lives.  I'll celebrate the birth of the savior in the city of sin, and welcome the new year under the skies of the high sierras.  

I have used copies of "On the road" and "Fear & loathing in Las Vegas" to keep me company.  A folding shovel and tire chains to keep me moving. A flask of bacon-infused bourbon as a peace offering to the natives when I decide to stop.

My Coworkers think I am crazy, My friends wish they could ride shotgun.  My dog has no idea what's ahead and neither do I... that's half the charm.

I'll be writing every day, taking photos and posting it up here. I promise not to filter anything, if you promise to come along for the ride.