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Why Zack hit the road

  • Zachary Sherman ExRecovery icon


    Expedition Recovery records my journey from Dead Horse, Alaska toward Ushuaia, Argentina. I’m still on the road as this page takes shape, more importantly my journey of self-discovery continues as I take this first real opportunity for introspection and healing since my return from the Iraq war in December 2006, the suicide of my father in late 2007, and the loss of my anticipated career as a police officer after six years on the job due to my untreated PTSD.

Rider tested, humbled, in muddy first ride

  • Hanging out at the Dodo May 13, 2017
    12/12/16Hopkins, Belize – The Funky Dodo backpackers’ hostel.Zero kilometers ridden.While Aaron and I had both planned to move on today, a rest in this little hippie oasis that was The Funky Dodo seemed to be the answer we both needed.  Ed must have thought so too as he moved from his hostel up the road […]
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Ninty April 27, 2017
    12/11/16Chetumal, Mexico to Hopkins, Belize274.9 Kilometers ridden.I slept in too late again this morning and then fucked about getting stuff done in the morning.  I managed to take my meds without eating anything and it seemed to turn my stomach now that I have begun taking the mild anti-biotics I was prescribed as anti-malarial tablets.  […]
  • That's it, I'm blowing this popsicle stand April 26, 2017
    A couple days in Cancun...ya I'd sleep too12/8/16Cancun, Mex.10.3 kilometers ridden.There isn't anything quite like five hours of sleep after a night of adrenaline fueled night riding. Not from some fun track but cause someone decided to hit your parked motorcycle...I got woken up because I was a bit late for getting ready to make […]
  • The big hit April 18, 2017
    Well shit...12/7/16 Ciudad Del Carmen, Mex to Cancun, Mex 701 kilometers ridden. I slept in too late for the hotels breakfast so I showered and chose to eat the other burger for breakfast as I packed. I talked a little with both Cat and Montserrat while I made my final preparations to leave. My usual […]
  • So tools under the seat might not be the best place April 18, 2017
    Ya, kind of a pain to get to...12/6/16 Veracruz, Mex to Ciudad Del Carmen, Mex668.6 kilometers ridden. Sleep was good but fitful as one of the women in the sleeping room kept on her phone for most of the night, seeming not to sleep or to care about the rest of us in the room. […]
  • Pushing on April 16, 2017
    12/5/16 Mexico City, Mexico to Veracruz, Mexico 454.9 kilometersI woke up a little after nine in the morning to get ready and packed up. While getting geared up Eleanor brought Keira in to see me and I spent about ten minutes loving on the dog before I could bring myself to finish putting my boots […]
  • Well this place looks familiar April 16, 2017
    10/25/16San Luis Potasí, Mex to Aguascalientes, Mex196.2 kilometers ridden.Sleep was fairly fleeting as the cats wreaked havoc on my bag of beef jerky while I tried not to take note. The larger disturbance was the light from down the hallway. I had turned off all of them near me and the only one left was […]
  • Making the derby sausage, in Spanish! April 16, 2017
    10/24/16Las Los Lunas hotel to San Luis Potasí, SL Mex338.7 kilometers ridden.I had full blown dreams last night. Not the short spurting ones about things from my past I have been experiencing, but full on long dreams with recent relevant content. Lisa Deadwards was in it and have only known her for a few months […]
  • Heading east! Wait, isn't this supposed to go south? April 16, 2017
    10/11/16San Diego, CA to Mesa, AZ417.6 Miles ridden.While up late last night doing laundry I chose to go ahead and take the opportunity to go to MRDA champs in Texas. I got up and told Lauren thank you for having let me stay and apologized for being gone so much during the visit. She said […]
  • Back on track, well sort of. April 16, 2017
    10/18/16Irving, TX to Houston, TX 249.9 miles ridden. Slow start to the morning but as I gained momentum I just kept working and got the bike loaded and out on the road a bit before noon. That included time to eat breakfast and to install the atlas throttle lock that had come in on Saturday morning. I rode […]

Making sense of the scenery