One of the biggest help in preparing for the trip has been Longboarding USA. Two brothers who did a whole trip across the United States of America. I emailed them with questions and Caleb Childs has been great about communicating helps with me. Questions about where to stay, shoes to wear, how many bearings I will go through, how to stay safe. I've pretty much bombarded them with every question. They've been great and I want to say thank you. Check out their trip here.
Another great help has been THE Adam Colton. Who is Adam Colton you may ask? Well you can check out his website here, but I will tell you a bit about him myself. Adam is a legend of longboarding. Ever since my brother and I were younger we loved to watch his longboarding videos. His skills at dancing on the board are amazing. He as performed many a long distance trek. Across Morocco, Bolivia, Peru, China. You can watch the trips videos here. They are really good videos. I've never contacted Adam because I'm a little intimidated to contact my longboarding hero of many years. Whenever people ask me what longboarding is like I direct them to this video Adam did years ago. It reminds me of boarding in Provo Canyon. Adam's stuff is great.
Finally a thank you to the world record holder for longest distance ride ever. Rob Thompson went on a solo, unassisted trip all the way across China. He is an avid biker and boarder. Check out his stuff here. His ideas on what to pack, instructional videos, and helps are invaluable. This guy is an inspiration to me and I love what he does with pushing the limits of boarding and changing the way its done. Like the trailer board he made with Longboard Larry.
I'm super stoked for my own trip. It would have been really hard to figure this out without the advice of others who have done this before me. I also want to say thanks again to everyone for all the support.
12 more days!