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I'm biking from Boston to Toronto and back. With my guitar on my back. Going to record an album when i get back. It will hurt my back. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 3, 2011.

I'm biking from Boston to Toronto and back. With my guitar on my back. Going to record an album when i get back. It will hurt my back.

Boston, MA Music
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About this project

On August 12th (to August 25th-26th), I plan on leaving my apartment in Boston for a 2 to 2 1/2 week journey to and from Toronto via route 90 (more or less). My bike is my father's 1986 Univega Maxima Uno, that I have rebuilt for the trip. Other than racks and panniers on the bike, I will be riding with my acoustic guitar on my back, that I am also in the process of stripping apart and refinishing for the trip. The overall goal of this trip is to write an album while on this personal journey, hopefully saying something more than if I just kept a blog to share my experiences. When I get back from the trip, I will record all the material I have compiled and have it released on an album. Backers will make this hope a reality, as your support will blossom a much larger meaning than if I were just hopping on a bike and doing this solely for myself. I will also be keeping a blog along the way to give updates on my status and keep connected with backers. For me, this trip is an ultimate test of self. The pain and the beauty of pushing limits. The fear of near freedom. The inspiration to learn more about yourself and others, and share it.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    3 backers

    For $1-$5, I will write your name on my bike. Filling my bike full of all the people who back me will be a constant reminder of the great support I have. (maybe you don't even support me. maybe you think i'm an idiot. you still get your name on there!)

    ALL SUPPORTERS WILL RECEIVE BLOG UPDATES!

  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    10 backers

    For this reward, you will also get your name on my bike and blog updates, but you will also receive links to download the songs once the album is finished. This is the cheaper alternative to actually receiving a pressed cd. You will be contacted via email with the links.

  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    8 backers

    This backing will get name on my bike, blog updates, and an actual pressed album I will drop off to you or mail to you depending on the distance. These can be personalized for no extra cost. This reward is set for $15 a cd, so if you want multiple copies, just donate for however many cds you would like.

  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    10 backers

    Name on my bike, blog updates, pressed cd, and a surprise postcard from somewhere on the trip! just for you!

  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    6 backers

    Name on my bike, blog updates, pressed cd, postcard, a poem written for you i will send with the postcard, and a video message just for your beautiful face!

  • You selected
    Pledge $2,000 or more

    0 backers

    Take my bike after the trip. It's yours now. I know an old 1986 Univega with names all over it is your thing.

Funding period

- (30 days)