Departure Day

I can’t believe the day has finally come! I also can’t believe I got my pre-departure checklist completed! It’s been an incredibly stressful month and I wouldn’t want to go through that again. I invited a few friends over for a quick gathering on Saturday morning and set to take off at noon. (Don’t feel bad if you didn’t make it. It’s Labor Day long weekend and I gave a very short notice.)

I promise that I will be EXTRA SAFE on this trip mom!

Thanks for all of the support guys and gal! My friend Glen (far right) will be joining me on this trip for the first two weeks. 🙂

It’s GO time!!!

Guess what I’m doing? (No, I’m not making out with my bike) My back was getting sore after the first hour so I had to relocate my hydration pack. No more sipping on the go…

Rode about 6 hours into Lafayette, IN and celebrated day 1 with a juicy steak. 😀


  1. Have a great trip with loads of fun. And safe above all. As they say, 4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul. Looking forward to your posts! Dino from Croatia

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  2. Sorry that I wasn’t able to be there to be part of the group sending you off in style, Charlie! I’m so glad to see that Glen will be with you for the first couple of weeks. Having a riding mate to get started will make for a more gentle introduction to a year on the road!

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