Post Cards From the Road
Andrew Taylor’s Epic 48 State Road Trip
Words & Photos by Andrew Taylor
It’s May 9th and I just finished my first full week on the road. It was a crazy feeling setting out from my hometown packed and finally on my way after months and months of preparation. As I arrived in Tahoe I remember thinking to myself, “Is this really finally happening?” Throughout my riding career seeds of ideas have always sprouted into great opportunities, but I knew this journey would definitely require more commitment, planning and execution than anything I’ve ever done before.
You’d think that a trip like this would be all smiles, good times and adventures, but as I arrived at the first trailhead reality began to set in. Doubt started filling my head. I thought to myself, “Can I actually do this?” A trip like this isn’t simple, especially when you have the Vlog every day, and sponsor obligations to fulfill.
Fear has a funny way of creeping in right before we are about to do the greatest things in our lives. I’m no stranger to these false doubts and those are the moments we have to push through and just send it! So that’s what I did. It’s wild how life has its ways of testing what we’re made of and this journey is my next mountain to conquer.
Cheers from the road!