What's this all about?
We are The Unknown Roads. Three long-time best friends tackling an epic journey from The City of Brotherly Love to The Southernmost City in the world (Philly to Ushuaia for the laypeople). We set off on this adventure in just 72 days (September 20th departure) as of the time of this post. There's lots we still have to accomplish before we leave but we're determined.
Why's it called The Unknown Roads?
The trip needed a name for a number of reasons, but namely so we could be distinctive among all the other people doing incredibly amazing trips like ours. Matt and I (I'm Patrick by the way) sat down and brainstormed for a couple hours. We scoured the internet for motivation, we jotted things down, jokes were made, there was a process. Ultimately it was a song and a poem that we felt represented our thoughts well, wasn't taken, and had a good ring to it. To me Pennywise's song Unknown Road (inspired by Frost) is about that feeling most of us experience from time to time, "did I do enough with my life, did I live well?" The Unknown Roads is our attempt at making the most of the time we have.
So you're currently content with your surroundings
Who's in this trio?
You mean you're not taking KLR's?
You possess a vague sense of accomplishment
Did you give all you had to give or did you
Do you think that all the years that passed you
by we're all well spent
Pictures of everyday life spark memories
And certain things pull triggers in your mind
What would be different now if you were
there than here.
What passages, what fantasies lie just
beyond the unknown road
Do you know, the miracles that could
be found they're waiting down the
unknown road, so it goes
A few more cornerstones that could be yours
Ever get the thought you were mistaken?
Nope, we're taking the other most boring bike around, the venerable DL650. The bike has proven its ability to us to endure any punishment thrown at it. We promise to thoroughly abuse them for the entire journey.
Prior to the trip we'll be sharing some of what we're doing to prepare for the trip, then we'll do our best to maintain an active online presence while on the trip, and at the end we intend to produce a short documentary.
We hope that you'll follow along, share your insights/criticisms with us, and maybe even meet/host us along the way!
You can find out more information at:
The Unknown Roads