HomeMy name is Patrick Hayden. At age 33, single, no kids, no job, no home, fighting a losing uphill battle, finding myself in bad situation after bad situation, I made a drastic life changing decision. I got rid of everything I own to hop on a motorcycle and travel across the country making everything up as I go.
I’m hoping to be on the road for about a year and/or 50k-100k miles. I am going to do my best to earn/work/barter/trade for my food, gas, lodging and anything else I may need along the way. This site will be updated regularly throughout this adventure. I promise it will be a good mixture of humor, drama, action, horror, and sci-fi with a touch of documentary.
The expected official start date of this trip keeps getting pushed back due to those last minute “gotchas.” It has now been about 7 months into planning and I’m getting there! The running joke for the past 7 months has been “2 more weeks.” I’ve been telling myself and everyone I know “about 2 more weeks and I’ll be ready to go” since the day I started pursuing this trip. Well, I’ve actually reached that “2 weeks or less” mark so this trip will finally be starting! I have disassembled and reassembled the bike more times than I care to count at this point, collected everything I need for the trip including survival gear, and have been almost obsessively thorough with my preparations for this adventure. Every time I start to think I’m being overly-excessive with my planning and preparation actions I get humbly reminded that anything worth doing is worth doing right.
Want to get involved or help out?
I’m not looking for charity. I’m looking for assistance. There is a difference! Any kind of help or support that you can offer is GREATLY APPRECIATED! Depending on how you help out, you may get something in return for your troubles! Here are the best ways that YOU could possibly help out.
- Like/Follow/Subscribe to my extended social networking sites!
- Like/Follow/Share this site and its’ content with your friends and family!
- Send people to this site online or by word-of-mouth!
- Interact with me and comment on things to make the trip more interesting!
- Offer suggestions for things to do and places to go!
- Help me line up work/food/gas/shelter prior to arriving in new locations!
- Advertise with Midlife Riding! Several unique options available!
- Become a Sponsor and provide your products/services to help support this trip!
- Or you can always Buy Me a Tank of Gas!
I think the video and information available in Episode 2 does the best job explaining this trip in detail. For additional information about me, this site, my journey, sponsorships, advertising, or if you just want to buy me a tank of gas to help keep me going, please read the About page.
“Home is where I park my bike!”
The map below links all posts on this site to locations where the posts occurred. Use this map to keep track of my progress and get an idea where I am and what I’m doing. You can simply click the individual pins to view the posts for that location.
Patrick Hayden is known world-wide for punching babies in the face and stealing candy from them!