If I’m with someone, like Erik or Brendan and Stef we will talk most of the day. We talk like we aren’t strangers. About our family, personal struggles, relationships, goals in life, future plans… We open up like we know each other. It’s like the biking breaks down the walls between us. I love it.
Since beginning the trip, I have not been scared or bored once. I feel safe, although I am alone, and the roads offer a great shoulder to bike on. I am comfortable in my ability to ride as well.
Lonely, yes. I have been very lonely.
The high school senior will raise money for charity. Personal growth fuels his dream.