Monday, March 05, 2007

ifitstobeitsuptome...destination Africa

It took me a couple of tries too. Let me help you out with that title. It says "If it's to be it's up to me" and it's the mantra for our man hIrSch who after biking across New Zealand and then from Canada to Tierra del Fuego is embarking on a journey (leaving today) to Morocco and beyond. Where is he off to after Morocco?
"...pretty much anywhere in the world is new for me. and new is good. and new and on a bike is even better. so depending on how it all plays out, i may cross africa, i may do a loop in africa ultimately back to morocco and then hop the strait of gibraltar up into spain and then blast through europe and then maybe turkey or russia or iran. who knows. and until i meet who, i don’t know either. and it’s nice not to know. it really is. it’s actually somewhat of a relief."

But getting from here to there in Africa is where it may get tough and where hIrSch may have to jump through some hoops at embassies, standing in lines waiting for the coveted visa to come through. Relying on others is not his style.
"...i prefer situations where ifitistobeitisuptome. not ifitistobeitisuptothatguywiththatrubberstamp. that sort of thing will push my psychosis to new and dangerous levels, because, after all, all i want to do is ride my bike."
Cue the classic Queen song. We'll be checking in with hIrSch from time to time.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Base Camp Comm. said...

Have Hirsch check in with the
Cairo 2 Cape Town boys. I don't think crossing borders will be any more of a nightmare than it is in South America.

3/06/2007 5:34 PM

 
Blogger powstash said...

Thanks base camp. I'll ping hIrSch check here and then contact those guys.

3/07/2007 9:14 AM

 

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