This page holds my recounting of my two self-supported, over-the-road touring trips which occurred in 1995 and 1996. The first was dubbed the "Beg, Borrow, and Bastard Tour" while the second one was called "The Race Against Death Tour". These tours happened during a very trying time in my life. A point in my life which I consider the worst stretch I've ever had since then. It was against this backdrop that these tours occurred. This also led to a pivotal point in my spiritual life and in my life in general. Read on to find out how that happened....
A few things to consider as you read these entries:
- There were no cell phones
- There were no digital cameras
- There were no GPS maps
- There was no social media
This was a VERY different time which must be remembered as you read these stories.
The links take you to each entry, and I highly recommend that you start with the first and read them consecutively. Otherwise the context will be lost and these entries lose their value. Also of note: This is a rewritten version of these tales which I started posting in 2018. The 'original' tales are also here on the blog, but I will not be linking those on this page as the rewritten parts are far superior to what I first posted. Many of the rewritten bits and additions are indicated as you will see. Thank you for checking out these tales!
The Beg Borrow And Bastard Tour
I Had No Business Going, But I Did!
A Look Back At The Horse That Got Me There
Heading Into Cranberry Country
The Race Against Death Tour
Announcing The Race Against Death Tour Series
The Race Against Death Tour Begins!
Time Trialing On Touring Bikes
Festus And The Bombed Out Town
An Oasis On The Prairie Part 1
An Oasis On The Prairie Part 2
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