Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Route

The plan thus far is to do a longboard journey, to raise money to help children in Romania. Where would one do this trip though?

Beautiful mountain roads of Romania. Looks like fun
but probably too dangerous. 
Utah? Nope, Ben just did that, and Utah is a dry desert. I like living here, but there are cooler roads to go see. I lived in Kansas before it is a flat state, green roads, that sounds good right? Nope, I hate ticks and plan on doing lots of camping. Romania? No bugs, beautiful scenery. I know those roads very well after driving them so much, but I also know how dangerous they can be and I don't want to die on this trip. I would love to longboard there, but funds for the plane ticket and fear for my own safety are telling me to look elsewhere.

I've always wanted to go see Washington D.C. What if I just longboard from my Utah home to the capitol of the USA? Well...that's a little long for me right now. Mapquest tells me that its a little over 2000 miles.

After lots of thinking the decision has been made to travel along the coastline of California. Mainly on Highway 1. The road is about 650 miles long. I am considering traveling the whole California coast which would be more than 1000 miles.

According to my all knowing but still slightly dubious source Highway One is one of the most scenic drives in America. I also think it would be a good idea because there will hopefully be less elevation change if I stay at sea level. Pushing a longboard up a really large mountain for 20 miles is not the most fun thing in the world. 

So, right now, this is my route. Highway 1 and the Coast of California. We'll see how that pans out.

1 comment:

Quest Longboards said...

This is so inspiring! Longboard sessions we always live on in my heart, it's what got me into this game! Now I have a Sector 9 Bamboo Longboard .