This is a great article written by someone who knows their stuff. Adam has skated a long way on numerous trips (he joined Bam – one of the original founders of SkateFurther, on his trip across Europe and later skated with Nat across New Zealand) in a team with support, in a team without support and more recently on a few solo trips. His article is a great write-up about the madness that is distance skateboarding.
So you have been poking around the internet, seeing people all over the world doing some rad things you want to be doing, and you think to yourself: “I want to do that; I want to go on an adventure.” You get this beautiful daydream about it, you build it up in your head, but that is about as far as it gets. And soon it was just a dream and the idea fades away. How do I know? I used to be this way and still am at times.
One of the hardest things about going on an adventure is making the adventure happen. When you start to take your daydream and really look into the logistics, the cost and the planning of the unknown (which is when doubt, uncertainty, lack of confidence comes in) ultimately kill your idea. Or it could also be your mom or dad saying NO, hahaha.I don’t blame you, either.
It is scary going out into the unknown. Before all of my trips I am nervous, as well; I still feel a bit of uncertainty. But what helps is that once you get one adventure under your belt, you have a better understanding of things.