This is me.
I’m 38 years old, married, and have 2 children aged 6 and 4. I work in our family business, and my wife and I work hard to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital through a charity walk we created called Walk for Babies. Without the wonderful staff at Akron Children’s, our daughter Amelia would not be with us today. I’ll probably get more into that on another day.
I like motorcycles. Not just a little bit. A big whole bunch. I’m fortunate enough to have several of them, and a nice place to work on them, and I even get to ride them often. My wife is very understanding of this.
Most accounts that I’ve read of this ride use words like “Desolation” and “Remote”. Honestly, I’m not sure how that suits me. I like people. I like being around them, and I like talking to them, I know that I will miss my wife, my children, and…. my work.
I have worked a lot of hours over a lot of years. I’m at a point now where I’m starting to be able to take more time off, but this will be the most consecutive time I’ve had off of work in 18 years. Since I was 20! Hopefully I don’t get replaced while I’m away.