The ship has set sail!
I went to my storage unit in Encinitas (San Diego) and got the few items I guessed that I need for a full cross country road trip. I'm bringing a few changes of clothes from Ambig, a Coal hat for each day of the week, a skateboard from Active, a cruiser from Gold Coast, a few camping cooking supplies from Stanley, some Stance socks, a cool pair of boots from DVS, my beater bike, a sleeping bag, and just picked up a couple sunglasses from Arnette.
On day 2 I had an emergency stop in Los Angeles. My CV joints were knocking so loud I was scared they were going to explode any mile, so I decided to get them rebuilt before I was stranded in the middle of nowhere. It had to be done, but my wallet is bummed.
I hopped on Hwy 395 heading North to Lake Tahoe for those amazing California scenic opportunities.
Besides using 50% of my overall budget on new fuel injectors, a fridge repair, cv joint rebuilds, transmission and motor service, the trip is off to a good start. Now if I'm repair free for the entire 22,000 miles, I will have just enough cash for gas and enough cans of soup to keep me going all the way around our great nation.
*Sorry for the delay on the post, I'm learning the best routine for getting the stories published while on the road. I'll be more consistent, just working out the kinks.
- Robbie Sell