NZ$ 403
pledged of NZ$ 25,000pledged of NZ$ 25,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 23 2014 1:14 AM UTC +00:00
Tony StrangeBy Tony Strange
First created
Tony StrangeBy Tony Strange
First created
NZ$ 403
pledged of NZ$ 25,000pledged of NZ$ 25,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 23 2014 1:14 AM UTC +00:00

About

I have suffered from Depression for the last four years. Up until this year I was a functioning depressive, i.e. I could work and function like everybody else, mainly thanks to the medication.

In March of this year (2014) I couldn't function any more and attempted suicide.Since then, I struggle with normal everyday activities.I am not able to work and do not enjoy anything in life EXCEPT when I ride my motorcycle. 

I have decided to try and tame the black dog once and for all by planning and executing a ride around New Zealand and Australia keeping as close to the coast line as I can riding a road bike. I will try and be as self sufficient as possible, although major mechanical issues will be beyond me. 

I intend to start with a ride around New Zealand to make sure I have everything I need, and then ship the bike to Australia and ride around Australia clockwise.

Using GoPro's and a Sony Handycam, I will film the ride. I will post private VLOG's on youtube to be accessed by my project backers and will create a Cecil B De Mille extravaganza when I return from my trip. (Okay, given my editing skill set it is more likely to be an E Grade flop).

The reason I am asking for backers is I can not afford to do this myself asI am currently not working and relying on my wife to support us. I am hoping there are enough kind souls out there to help me in my quest to shake the black dog once and for all.

Risks and challenges

The main risks with this project are accidents, break downs and logistics.
I plan to have regular service stops throughout the trip to prevent mechanical issues.
I will use a recommended company to ship my bike to and from Australia.
As for accidents, I will have my fingers crossed and hope the big guy looks after me.

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    Access to the frequent VLOG's posted on you tube

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    DVD movie of the trip when trip completed

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    Your name as a sponsor on the bike

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    Your name as an executive producer on the VLOGs and movie

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Funding period

- (30 days)