What was the genesis moment or inspiration for your upcoming adventure?
When I saw the opportunity advertised, it just felt like the kind of experience I've been building up to. With the added bonus of getting to work with some great brands, and promote adventure cycling.
Have you traveled by bike in the past?
In the last year I've done a handful of short trips travelling by bicycle and really enjoyed the freedom you feel from carrying everything you need to survive. I've definitely got a bad case of 'outdoorism' - seeing the sun rise and set everyday, and waking up outside all becomes kind of addictive.
What is your goal for the route?
My goal is to have as much fun as possible, see and explore as much as i can, wake up to great views, hopefully make some friends along the way. Pretty much absorb as much of the American experience as possible. If I've got the energy I plan to make the most of the surrounding terrain and ride as many trails as possible along the way.
What do you hope to get out of this journey?
The most important thing is I hope to come away with memories for life, gain some new life skills, as I'm sure there'll definitely be a few 'character building' challenges along the way. I'd like to get some great footage and photography, and look forward to documenting my story. Hopefully inspiring more people to tackle these kinds of trips.