Build It & They Will Come

by Nathan Hamm on 4/26/2004 · 4 comments

I love road trips. I think that comes with the territory when you grow up on the West coast. We did take many an all-nighter from Roseburg, OR to LA or Phoenix when I was growing up.

So, it goes without saying that, when this is done,* I may have to see how long it takes to do the “Tokyo to Turkey” run.

*I am fairly skeptical about the prospects of it being done before I’m a wizened old man. But I can dream…

(hat tip to the fabulous commenters at Obsidian Wings)

UPDATE: Fixed stupid grammatical error in the title. I have a reputation to maintain.

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Edward April 27, 2004 at 11:26 am

Hi Nathan,

sorry for the confusing comments on ObWings…there’s another “Nathan” who posts there and I confused you.

all the best,

mark April 27, 2004 at 1:25 pm

A road in Africa to a remote region is partially blammed for the AIDS epidemic. I wonder if this will have similiar consequences. Unlikely I guess but you are right it would be an awesome road trip.

PF April 27, 2004 at 7:27 pm

Oh, hooray! (But that means I have to hurry and do it before all the riffraff come through with their fanny packs.)

Nathan April 27, 2004 at 7:42 pm

Well, if they weren’t doing a pretty good job of spreading HIV without a road… That’s an interesting observation.

I think the road trip would be particularly awesome with a horde of Harleys. The roar of them as they descend on Samarkand might stir up ancient memories.

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