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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.

  • Slowing it all down. The start of the actual trip. February 3, 2017
    10/27/16Guadalajara, Mex to Leon, Mex241.2 kilometers ridden.I slept in a bit and spent the morning trying to get some work done. The spotty internet at the hotel was only moderately better during the morning. I wasn't able to get much done but I at least got all my photos and videos onto my computer.I tried […]
  • With a heavy heart we say good by to our director of moral January 3, 2017
    It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye to my best friend, and my director of moral support. Woden was an amazing dog who came into my life and brightened every day of it. He believed with all his heart that he was a person too and just couldn’t figure out why […]
  • Another day, another city December 30, 2016
    10/26/16Aguascalientes, Mex to Guadalajara, Mex250.8 kilometers ridden.I was able to sleep in for a bit before getting up to shower. The morning routine of packing is getting smoother but no less time consuming. Chofelia was still asleep when I got up and I felt bad for having to wake her to ask about the hot […]
  • Well this place looks familiar December 30, 2016
    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! December 26, 2016
    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 […]
  • Finding Iraq in Mexico December 26, 2016
    10/23/16Nuevo Laredo, Mex to Las Los Lunas hotel and bar near La Leona, Mex460.5 kilometers ridden.Was a slow start to the day for me but not terrible. The same couple that had been going at it so loudly last night decided to start their morning the same way.Breakfast was much better than most continental affairs […]
  • South of the border December 26, 2016
    10/22/16Laredo, TX to Nuevo Laredo, NL Mexico9.6 miles ridden.My anxiety kicked into high gear last night as I started to think about crossing the boarder.  It meant that I slept terribly and woke up a bit behind the power curve.I started out with four packets of oatmeal and a cup of tea from the continental […]
  • Back on track, well sort of. December 2, 2016
    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 […]
  • Heading east! Wait, isn't this supposed to go south? December 2, 2016
    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 […]
  • Chilling in SoCal November 30, 2016
    9/30/16Tamecula, CA to Santa Monica, CA 125.1 miles ridden. 5:15 am is a remarkably early wake up when going to bed at past midnight. I was able to get up and out on the bike pretty early and rode to have breakfast at a little place called the Landing Zone Cafe in Lake Elsinore. Had a good ride […]

Making sense of the scenery