Darby Roach is a 62 year old with great spirit! Here is what he has to say about his world trip
My Bicycle Trip Around The World
In May of 2012, I will get on my trusty Trek bicycle and start a journey around the world.
I don’t know exactly when the idea took hold; it simply occurred to me one day that for the first time in my 61 years, I have no responsibilities other than the paying of bills.
I am selling my house and car and selling or giving away most of my possessions. I plan to store a few things; my hiking and ski gear, precious family photos and papers, a couple of posters.
The only other things I will own will be my bicycle and the gear required for my trip -— all of which will fit in my panniers.
I have no definite schedule or route. No goal other than to live simply and maybe learn a little something along the way.
My trip could take up to 3 years. People have asked me what I plan to do when I return.
I don’t have an answer for that. I’m making this up as I go along.
One thing for sure, you can follow my trip on this blog. I’ll be posting new stories and adventures along the way. I welcome your questions, comments and advice, so stay tuned!