Dear Friends and Followers,
I am now three weeks and well over 300 miles into my journey (details to follow in future blogs, as computer access allows). As a Warm Showers host has commented: "If you've made it that far, then you can make it the rest of the way." (And this from an older gentleman, with lots of cycling experience of his own as well as through hosting other touring cyclists. : ))
Honestly, I have been intentionally hesitant to ask for financial support beyond specific things, like the two-wheeled trailer, until I could show, to myself and to others, that I really can do this. And even though there have been some hard days, I am persevering and getting stronger and stronger as I go.
For the record, I have contributed all of the financial resources I could personally to "get this show on the road". Now, I am going to need more support from others to keep going. Furthermore, although I can make it a few more days, if you choose to use the PayPal "Donate" option, it will be approximately 30 days before I can have access to those funds.
In other words, if you can make a donation, NOW is the time to use The Button (over there - >> in the right hand column - >> : )).
However, if you would like to get money to me more quickly and without any deductions, PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY, via e-mail (see info in the header) and I will give you additional information for how to do that.
Thanks again to everyone who has contributed already! Although it has been "tight" at times (and this is definitely one of those times), things have worked out, and I feel they will continue to do so, but I also know I have to do my part to Let You Know what my needs are along the way.
In return, I will keep "Pedaling for Peace" and sharing the message that Paul K. Chappell and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation are also working so hard to spread. It is a Great Message! And I am glad to have this opportunity to serve the cause of both Local AND World Peace!
AKA: The Blue Turtle
Pedaling for Peace
I have ridden my bicycle cross-country over 1300 miles west, starting from Jacksonville Beach, FL in support of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) and the work of author and Peace Leadership Director for the NAPF, Paul K. Chappell. Having attended the NAPF First Annual Peace Leadership Summer Workshop, in July 2012, I am now preparing to re-start my bike trek from Texas, and cover the remaining 1300+ miles back to Santa Barbara to complete a 2600 mile + geographically continuous solo bike trek. My support of the NAPF continues to be completely voluntary. If you would like to add your support for my efforts, please feel free to use the PayPal "Donate" button in the right-hand column. For specific needs and expenses, you may go to my "Please and Thank You" page. You may also follow the link provided to become a Free Member of the NAPF. This part of my bike trek is to promote the release of Paul K. Chappell's newest book, The Art of Waging Peace, available July 2nd, 2013.