North Carolina to California road trip, on a 500...
An idea so dumb it just might work. A spark lit up in my brain last night telling me i need to do more with my life. I work as an audio visual tech making videos and promotions for a company in Asheville NC, I've also been riding BMX for about 13 years so my passion has always been bikes and cameras. Two months ago I decided I needed more bikes in my life so i went and got myself a motorcycle a Honda Rebel 500. I've been loving it so much everything about it is amazing. Now i know this is a really dumb idea as it's not the type of bike someone would normally cross the country on, but being that my job is making videos i could see some really amazing youtube series coming from this, maybe even a really big one that a lot of people would watch. Imagine scrolling through youtube and seeing a title of a video "IDIOT CROSS'S COUNTRY ON HONDA REBEL 500" would you not click the link? haha.
I'm not doing it for anyone else but myself but it would be nice if i could make some money off the journey via youtube and a sweet video. I'm sure I'll love it for about 3 days then hate my life, but the idea in my head seems amazing. being that its a Honda Rebel it would be fairly easy to map a route based on dealers or repair shops, I know i won't make it without some problems but ill upgrade my AAA service for when logs hit the fan. But I imagine people of the Internets will eat this up and it will be a journey ill personally never forget. I would only ride the one way also then fly back and ship my bike back, based on what I've seen online shipping should be around $500-$700 which I'm more than ok with.
I'm starting to save up money right now and the plan is to do the journey next summer/early fall sometime no specific dates in mind yet but supposedly the driest month is October, may be really cold in some states though.
just ordered a Corbin seat.... lets hope it helps and i can get it nice and broke in before the trip haha.
I'm pretty much going to bring an extra can of gas, two or three battery chargers for my phone, an ultra light 1 person tent and sleeping bag, two pairs on clothes (i know i'm going to smell really bad) my toothbrush, and as much water and snacks as possible.
This is just the start of my plan really, figured I'd let you guys in on the planning. If you had any recommendations by all means let me know. I'm really going to do this, It's a really dumb idea but I'm really going to do this....
Last edited by flyinbrianbmx; 07-26-2018 at 08:45 AM.