How can someone afford to take a year off and bicycle 10000 miles? We get asked that all the time. Phillip and I believe that traveling like this should be an inclusive and almost universally possible endeavor. I have been surviving on modest savings and frugal choices, but Phillip has been living on about $8 a day. How? He was flat broke by choice and wanted to start this trip with nothing, to see if just abhor anyone could pull it off. He came up with a cool way to keep his friends and family close and survive on the road as well: 30 friends would give him $10 a month and get one postcard a month, handwritten, of an update from whatever remote spot he is at. It’s analogue, it’s old school, and it’s a way for his community to support a friend chasing his dream. Phillip believes this could become a model for anyone to let their community support their soul seeking pilgrimages. (We both believe everyone should have a great journey at least once in their life.) It’s been beautiful to watch.
We want to open this post card idea to you guys. If you’re following our photos, you’re probably pretty cool and we would probably be friends. If you have it in your heart to support a couple guys chasing a dream, with a million flat tires along the way, you can join the postcard crew and become part of this journey with us. It’s like buying us a beer or a cup of coffee on a cold mountain morning. Phillip is always on the postcard hunt. There’s a new button on our site for you to ‘send us a little something’ and you can decide whatever amount and ask questions or comments when you do. www.oregontopatagonia.com. Phillip wants to write you. He also wants to eat a street taco. #oregontopatagonia (at El Tercer Lugar)