In this, my final blog, I would like to thank everyone who supported me as I made the trek; I could not have done it without you. I have said many a time too that I was just a small part of making this whole thing happen and that I was just the lone crowd surfer who surfed across the country, held up by all your hands.
Especially thanks to:
The CoastMy Parents, Brother Paul, and Nicole&OlofStephen Carroll, Dave McKinnon, Rebekah Higgs & Joel Waddell Dawn&Erin (and Dawn&Darryl) For Their Biking KnowledgeEveryone at The Childhood Cancer Foundation (You Can Still Donate at My Myspace!)And All the Promoters, Media (Thanks Very Much Exclaim!), Donors, Bands and Accommodating PeopleAnd Everyone Who Helped Me During Times of Trouble
If I could say one last thing, it'd be that I named this tour "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" (now called "Touring Green" because of a Cease&Desist) because I found it to be a very inspiring book and hoped that by doing something as extreme as this that it might encourage others to turn those "some day's" into "todays". If you want to do something, just go and do it and you'll find that the hardest part was setting the wheels in motion (not exactly a joke about biking inertia there). To quote Pink Floyd and something I constantly think about, "And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be".
Not to spoil the ending of my next EP but the final line is fitting here too:
"If we're all dying to live and you can see it in our eyes, then why...are so many of us living to die?"
It occurred to me, after the fact, that I never explained to the audience that night that I had been cutting my hair off piece by piece at the end of each show and this was now the final piece to be cut. Instead, they just saw me start to shave my head quietly on stage during the Outro!
"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss