I’m reaching the surface. For months I’ve been planning and preparing for this next expedition, I was even interviewing potential team members as I pedalled the Bikecar through the South, but now most of the hard work is done.
There are a number of factors that deter people from going on expeditions, but most have no idea about the hardest bit. The making it happen. It’s not until you totally engage in the formative stages of a challenge do you realise that the hard work isn’t out there on the open road, ocean or river. It’s done beforehand. The feeling of reaching the start line with all the preparation complete, that’s the key to making a living from adventure. You earn it.