“Leave a Trail” (603 miles) 11 March 2013 - 19 March 2013
“Do not follow where the path may lead, but instead go where there is no path and leave a trail” was the mantra that I embodied in my adventure to Savannah. This feat seemed impossible as I was not sure that I could complete it; therefore, I only shared my spring break plans with a handful of people.
This adventure was my first multi-state bicycle tour, starting on 11 March 2013, in Bowling Green Ky. and continuing through southwest Tennessee. “Mission First” and “Never Quit” were the Army’s general orders which I kept close to my heart in order to complete this challenging excursion. Exhausted, I arrived in downtown Savannah just moments after the St. Patrick’s Day parade to achieve my goal: riding 603 miles in six days.
Each day of my journey, I pushed myself to the limit riding into the unknown, fully engrossing myself through the lens of my camera in the rural and urban communities, meeting people that obliged to my request of taking their portrait. Another challenge I faced was to find a place for lodging each night as I did not previously set up any accommodations. I had to put myself out there and rely on the community to extend this to me— and one that I was fully committed to do. The world is not as bad of a place as people make it out to be. I found a warm place to sleep each night.
Leave A Trail Photo Book for sale, coming soon.