I’ve not yet pedaled one mile on my trip and I already have so many people to thank. I know I’ll be out on the road by myself but I couldn’t possibly do it with out all the help I’ve received. People have given me discounts on shoes and cycling gear. Great deals on repairs and gear. I’ve been loaned equipment. Shown kindness from doctors. People that don’t even know me are offering a place to stay along the way. The Night Riders (more on them later) helped me throw a BBQ fundraiser. Someone helped with shipping my bike. People have made generous offers to help me out if I ever get in a sticky situation on the road. All of this before the start of the ride! Even though I’ll be out on the road by myself I won’t be alone because so many of you will be with me in spirit.