My mantra has always been “There are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met.” On this journey I hope to meet and spend time with many friends. And if I happen to be lucky enough to meet and spend time with you, I’d hope you’d find me interesting, fun, full of energy and animated. Other descriptors or adjectives might come to mind, but I’ll let you hold them to yourself or whisper in my ear.
But that’s me, on a motorcycle loaded with gear. “Where you going?” might be your first question, and I just might choose to answer it with where I’ve been. Because the sum of the character, the person the soul is the experience. New experience will continue to add dimension and character to who I am, but where I’ve been and the stories in my eyes and my mind might tell you more. Where I’m going? I’m on an adventure. A thrilling journey of discovery.
My past. If you must. I grew up in Connecticut, went to school in upstate New York and since then lived in Southern California.
I’m a creative, technology and communications consultant with clearcloud ctc in Newport Beach, California. I help my clients with brand reengineering, brand communications, business process and development and online and offline marketing communications strategies and initiatives.
But on July 4, 2005 I began my two-year hiatus from my consulting duties at clearcloud and embark on a solo journey that will take me around the world on a motorcycle. I will strive to be the first man to circumnavigate the world top to bottom and all the way around, touching all seven continents traveling on a motorcycle without a support team in tow.
And I guess I’ve always had motorcycling in my blood. I’ve owned a number of motorcycles and by the looks of this ancient photo, I guess my dream to ride the world must have started when i was a little toe-head whose legs didn’t even reach the pegs of my dad’s little Honda.
So the ride around the world – WorldRider – it is. Let’s go.
For those of you interested in resume type of information, this is from my corporate biography:
Now if that didn’t bore you, I’m sure I could find lengthy documents from my days serving the corporate world, but I won’t. Let’s talk life, motorcycles, culture, history and adventure. We’ll share our discoveries and therefore be much more interesting!
Since returning from my journey, I’ve become a sought after keynote speaker, keep a look out for upcoming talks and presentations in your area or for your company.
- Hello my friend Jean Marie!!! So great to hear from you....October 12, 2017 - 8:08 pm by allan
- Dear Friend Allan, Here are once again regards from Rwanda....October 12, 2017 - 2:09 pm by Jean Marie Vianney Harelimana
- Hey Michael and Julia! Thanks for stopping by, I remember...July 25, 2017 - 11:46 pm by allan
- Hi Allan: We ran into you and your cameraman around Myvatn...July 24, 2017 - 12:53 am by Michael Redmond
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