Why do I want to do this ride? Because it terrifies me. Because I need to get out of the city. Because I need to feel the earth. Because I need to make something I can be proud of. Because I need to use my muscles and stretch my character. Because it isn't always going to be pretty and that makes it beautiful. Because I have no idea if it's possible for me to accomplish but I will finish it if I have to drag myself there. Because I don't want to be so dependent on oil and restaurants and technology and I wonder if there is a way around it. Because I want to survive on less and simplify. Because a routine is good. Because I don't know if I have the skills but I am trying like hell to learn everything to make it. Because I need a tangible goal to put everything I have into. Because every day I wonder if I wake up tomorrow and can't walk, what would I wish that I had done? Because I want to see mountains and sky and space that I have never seen before. Because people are beautiful and I want to meet them and horses bring out the wonder and excitement in everyone. Because I'm an adventurer and life is what you make of it.