In Search of Common Bonds

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by steelhorsenyc, May 22, 2013.

  1. steelhorsenyc

    steelhorsenyc Been here awhile

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    On August 8th, 2011, I bid farewell to my cousin, my niece and the last 7 years in New York City, and hit the road on my 1999 Honda Magna VF-750 motorcycle. In the weeks leading up to the day I had given up my apartment, sold most of what I owned, shipped a few boxes to my mom, and said good bye to all my friends and students.

    I set out to circumnavigate the globe, via 150 or so countries. I knew better than to predict how long it would take, or to pretend I knew exactly why I was going. The only thing I was sure of was that I needed to go. My 29th birthday was approaching, I had finally found my calling as a teacher, and also realized that I would never write the books I wanted to write as long as I taught public high school. As much as I loved what I was finally doing with my life, there was no room for writing, not after 12 hours of teaching and planning and grading and just being there for the students. I saw what happened to Frank McCourt (worked 40 years as a teacher, retired, wrote 3 amazing books, and promptly died), and I didn’t want that to be me. I also knew that as I was getting to be the age where I should start thinking about marriage and kids, and there was no way I could ever leave them for however many years it would take to go on this journey. So it was now or never, and I chose now.

    With every passing day the purposes of my journey reveal themselves. My writing and ideas take shape, and the stories and messages I want to share with the world become more and more apparent.

    I'm going to try something different on ADV, by posting links to ride reports which I post on my website. There will be plenty of pictures as well. I am often without good internet access, so it is much easier having just one place to post. Let me know what you guys think!
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  2. steelhorsenyc

    steelhorsenyc Been here awhile

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    Oldone One day at a time!

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    This just might be a pretty cool way to do your writing. Thanks for taking the time to keep up with this RR. Great idea! Stay safe~~~~

    Gary
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    Thanks Gary! I hope other's like this too, and if not I hope people tell me soon, so that I can do it the hard way :norton
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    I think you are writing a great story. I know some folks like more pictures but I am enjoying the blog and looking forward to more installments.
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  14. steelhorsenyc

    steelhorsenyc Been here awhile

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    Hey Guys,

    I saw that this format was not working for most people, though I do appreciate you guys (those who did) going along with it!
    I started a new thread and will maintain it in the traditional ADVRider style.
    I hope you will continue reading and enjoying, and maybe, just maybe I'll see you out there!

    My new ride report thread can be found here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925753


    It will take a few days to catch up to the last point of this thread - thanks again for reading and your patience (I suck so bad at forums:cry)
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