Last summer my friend Tom Callanan rode from Kalamazoo to Martha’s Vineyard–921 miles–in eleven days.
Was he young? Not really (55).
Was he an experienced biker? Not really–prior to this trip he just rode in the evenings for an hour or so.
Was he crazy? Well, maybe. But at least he lived to tell some great stories about amazing characters he met on the road and about the inner journey that changed him. I highly recommend that you read his story here.