Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Seasons Greetings to anyone watching. I have had some success with Facebook
Roadto Manchester with photos coming in from new friends in Manchesters across the US. (see below).

Xmas Eve tomorrow and with 9 for dinner on Christmas Day, the prep starts for the big one.
The bike has been relegated to the garden and fully sheeted up against the freeze that continues. Minus 13.5 this week, is pretty much a record for Manchester (1) and the ice has not melted for 3 weeks now. Not rare, but unusual for us.

This Christmas is a low profile one as our pockets are bare (as they say).
Work dried up in November and the lack of funds means a quiet, low spend Xmas this year. This also does not bode well for the trip of a lifetime, which is fast becoming a road to nowhere.

Still, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Merry Christmas (Happy Holidays for the US) and looking forward for a better 2011 all over.

Manchester Montana yesterday. Cool

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Trip by Twitter

Having just read a web report about a guy that travelled the world, through help from twitter followers, the seed has been planted.
If a man with no transport, money or maps, can get around the globe, then surely I can get support from this media and facebook, to get to Manchesters 2 to 36.

The 'as the crow fly's' mileage has been calculated at 8976 (US) which in real terms could be 12,000 on the road. (250-300 per day = a month on the road).

@Road2Manchester on twitter is heading for 1000 followers and following 2001 (limit for Twitter until I get 2000 followers) I am still looking for methods of getting contacts in the USA Manchester's This is a slow process.

Contacted today to seee about a new e-mail address ending in Thought process for the 'who@' being, Comments please.

Big Plan: It seems daft to transport my GS to the USA and add $000's to the costs. So idf I can get enough media coverage, I will approach Harley, Triumph, Victory, BMW for a free loan bike.

The Film.
The video camera bought off e-bay is not quite as good as the advert stated.
Digital.... its the future.
As my aging ACER laptop has just about died after 5 yrs of abuse, coffee spills, drops, cat sitting on it to keep warm, memory full, a new one is on my xmas list.
The trip has to happen now, the problem is the cost. I have had no work for 6 weeks, the crappy UK weather has put a stop to the already crucified building sector as the UK's economy hit a lifetime low (My lifetime certainly). Christmas is just 10 days away, and I have never been so broke, and know many friends and family that are having money trouble.
Bad times, but this makes me more determined to get this project 'on the road'.
Two years ago I thought of the idea, the time is right.

Friday, 3 December 2010

The Manchesters

Other than adding Manchester, Mexico, the route from East Coast USA to West coast via 32 towns called Manchester, continues as a PLAN. Add Manchester UK (Man1) and the route is still unclear. I am looking for an on-line mapping / route maker that wuill allow 32 addresses to be added and routed, without paying for a new program. The sponsorship SEARCH CAME TO A HALT a few months ago. it would seem the world economy does not allow for the 'small' NON celebriry endorsed films. not sure some time in the lime-light or infamy makes it more suitable. still looking for information regarding the Manchesters. Some are small groups of houses, some towns. do you have any info about the following: Manchester Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Manchester, IA 52057, Manchester MO,
Manchester, TN, Manchester, AL 35503 , Manchester, GA
Manchester, IN 47041, Manchester, CT, Manchester, MA 01944
Manchester, PA, Manchester, AL 35976
Manchester CA , Manchester, IL , Manchester, IN 47933
Manchester, KS 67410. Manchester, LA 70647, Manchester, MD Manchester, Manchester, NC
Manchester, OH 44319, Manchester, SD 57231
Manchester, VT, Manchester, WI 53946, Manchester, KY 40962, Manchester, ME 04351 , Manchester, MI 48158
Manchester, Sun Prairie, MT 59404, Manchester, OH, Manchester, OK, Manchester, TX 75412, Manchester, WA
twitter; please add me to your followers list at road2manchester