I'm writing this short and giddy post to let the world (or at least the world wide web) know that the TransAm 2011 team is on the ferry and San Francisco bound. This has been an incredibly humbling and enlightening experience. And now the land of hippies and hills, the land of chinatown and the birthplace of the beat generation (which Kerouac loved and wrote so fondly of) is in real grasp.
Most importantly I must point out that thanks to great friends, distant and close family, two extremely generous and supportive parents, an awesome brother, coworkers, the memory of my grandparents and most importantly generous strangers I will be arriving in San Francisco the leading fundraiser! This is an incredible thrill for me to be the first MS patient to ride with Bike the US for MS and thanks to all the kind souls who gave to my goal I can arrive with $6,666! There are simply no words to describe how thankful I am to all those who helped me get where I am today.
I would like to give a very sincere and special thank you to everyone over at Birmingham Bicycle Company for all the support and great deals I got for this trip. You ask took my distant dream and turned it into a very real adventure. Y'all rock!