Joe Bates (Login jbates1926) from IP address 220.127.116.11
My name is Joe Bates. I am just now starting the plan or idea of cycling from Kansas City, MO to San Diego, CA to visit my sister. This idea I am going to make happen. Any input of thoughts and planning would be greatly helpful as this quest begins.
My story in a nutshell. I have nothing to lose but alot to gain. I am not looking for fortune nor glory. I currently reside in KS and am serving time in a work release program do to a DUI i received. As I have lost a high-profile job due to this. It has really made think about who I am and want I want out of life. This is a personal goal I want to start and make it to my goal in San Diego!
A Journey Begins
To cycle from Kansas City, MO to San Diego, CA to see my sister.
Over the last 2-3 years I have been facing legal issues and a drinking issues. Its time I make a change in my life for the better. These issues have not only affected me but my entire family too. I have not been able to hold down a consistent job due to the fact that I will now admit to a problem of going out and drinking.
My last job was at AMC which was lost due to a probation violation in which I had to serve 30 days in jail and 6 months on a work release program. During this time I was and currently reflecting on my actions of this self-destructive behavior. If I continue this route I see no future for not just me, but my 11 year old son Tyler. I ask myself what on Gods Green earth can I do to change.... What?
This is where I leave my past and start a new Journey...No matter what it takes!
I had a High stress great paying job... Got sick, and now living life instead of it running me. Enjoy it do things that are rewarding. I ve quit all those things that are dragging me down, and happy that Im on this same path as you will be.