So I've had this trip idea for a little while but I haven't put much thought into it yet because everytime I start to seriously consider it I think of some reason why it might not work. I tend to do that with a lot of my ideas though so I figured maybe the best thing to do would be to just put it out there and see what kind of interest there might be. Basically I'm a poor college student who wants to take a long ride around the U.S. that I don't really have the money for. Sure I could work really hard and save up enough money to do a small trip but my time would still be pretty limited. If this idea were to become popular enough my travel time might be greatly increased though. The idea: I've been working as a computer support technician for about 4 years now and I also do a fair amount of work for friends and family that mostly involves virus and spyware removal. Anyway I got to thinking maybe it would be possible to fund my trip by travelling from city to city and performing this type of work along the way. So how many of you ADVer's computers could use a tuning up? What I generally do is disable any unnessecary background processes, run a virus and spyware scan, clean up various other junk and make sure your computer has the latest updates. If a computer has been neglected this can have a dramatic effect and make your computer run like new again. It usually takes an hour or two depending on how slow your computer is running to start with and I charge considerably less than Geek Squad or any other computer shop would charge you. I'm not looking to make a profit here, just make enough money to allow me to ride. I can also do pretty much any other type of computer, network, or electronic work you might have. I apologize if this is out of place or inappropriate but like I said it's just an idea I've had and wanted to get out there. I realize this could cut into my riding time a lot but I would still get to see a lot of the country that I've never seen before and it'd be a lot more enjoyable than just doing the same job around here. I also think it would be a neat way to meet some of you guys and provide a service along the way. I wouldn't have any problem staying in a particular place for more than one night if there was more work to be done or for that matter travelling more than a day between jobs if they were really spaced out. Please post up if you think this is a great idea or with potential problems that you forsee.