So I wanted to make sure that this trip was actually happening before posting about it. I write this in front of a campfire on Day 2 of my solo Trans America Trail journey from NYC to Oregon. I am following gpsKevin’s route and doing so on my not-so-trusty Husqvarna 701. The trip started off the worst way possible. My rear brake lever stop bolt backed out causing 70mph brake drag and a melted caliper. I spent the first night at my buddy Steve Kamrad’s house and then went to Solid Performance KTM the next day. I can’t say enough good things about these guys. They replaced the caliper and also fixed a few other outstanding issues at a super fair price. Their expertise is truly priceless, especially on a trip like this. After getting on the road and picking up the trail around Mechanicsburg, PA life was good again. As soon as I hit the dirt, it made all the preparation and drama worthwhile. I rode the trail down to Caledonia State Park, ate wings at Greenwood Tavern, and then set up my first campsite. I am feeling good and looking forward to life on the TAT! I will do my best to write you guys an update each night. I am also filming as well so hope to be able to share some fun footage at some point. I will be doing my best to camp the whole way, but am not so rude to turn down any offered hospitality! Feel free to follow me on Instagram at @BGRHYMES!