My Name Is Dan Boyle

My Name Is Dan Boyle

My name is Dan Boyle. I am broadcasting on all AM frequencies. If there’s anybody out there… anybody… please. You are not alone.

Its February 2018 and soon enough Winter’s dark grip on the UK will weaken and Jesus Spring will be our saviour.

I’m not much of a winter man to be honest. I find myself fearing the darkness in the same way Will Smith feared it in I Am Legend. Maybe it’s SAD, maybe I’m sad, or maybe I’m just scared of the dark.

I digress though, there are people out there now, maybe you’re one of them, that are thinking about embarking on an adventure this summer. There isn’t an official motive for the adventure, we are complex beings. But I do know that there can be an irrational urge to drop everything and vanish for a few months, it happened to me last year! Whatever the urge is I just want to reassure you that you can do it.

You know it’s a big adventure when you get sweaty palms thinking about it. You know it’s a big adventure when friends and family are scared for you. You know it’s a big adventure when strangers laugh and tell you can’t do it. These are all perfectly fine responses when you tell everyone what you want to do. Everyone you know has dreamt about an adventure like yours. The only difference is a lot of them have buried their desires because adventure is uncertain. In fact, here are the official top ten questions we ask ourselves before we step out of the line:

  1. What if I leave my job and become unemployable when I return?
  2. What if I don’t like it and miss home?
  3. What if people don’t speak to me?
  4. What if I end up in unsafe places?
  5. What if I regret my decision?
  6. What if I leave my comfort zone and literally poop my pants?
  7. What if I get robbed of everything and have to sell myself for sex?
  8. What if I smoke too much ganja and go all weird in a dangerous bar?
  9. What if I suddenly decide to smuggle that ganja and get banged up abroad?
  10. Butttttt what if I have the time of my life and find myself reminiscing over the experiences I had for the rest of my life?

After question 5 I was just having fun, but jheeze it can be scary. An adventure can be defined as an unusual, exciting and or daring experience, so by desiring an adventure you are by definition unusual, exciting and or daring, send.

This post is a short one partly for you and your adventure, but its also partly for me because I had the time of my life last summer… and maybe I’m day dreaming about another adventure… Let’s all vanish for a few months!

Over the next few months I’m going to offer top tips from my experiences cycling across the States last summer, I’ve got some absolute belters.

My name is Dan Boyle. I am broadcasting on all AM frequencies. If there’s anybody out there… anybody… please. You are not alone.

Yours in cycling, even now,


2 thoughts on “My Name Is Dan Boyle

  1. Very neat to follow your cross country trek. We were fortunate to meet on your VERY FIRST MORNING in Virginia… Hopefully you remember (?) your kick off breakfast at Bojangles in Yorktown Va. ! We were very pleased to be the starting point for this adventure, and regret not getting any photos.. !
    Stop by again someday !!
    Vince Stuccio
    Area Director
    East Coast Quality Foods, LLC

    1. Vince hello!

      I remember the day very well, I was a bag of nerves and wanted to get some food before I went down to the seafront.

      I’m off on a new adventure this summer but there aren’t any Bojangles here haha!

      Thanks again for the free OJ, was a kind gift and set me on my way in a great mood!


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