174: Daniel biked across the US

What Was That Like - a storytelling podcast with amazing stories from real people

19-04-2024 • 1 hr 15 mins

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of human endurance. What are we actually capable of doing? It’s almost always a lot more than we think. At some point, I want to do a long distance bike ride. So far, the longest I’ve biked in a day is about 50 or 60 miles. And that was right here in this area, so afterward I went home and slept in my own bed. But I’d really like to bike from here in the Tampa Bay area, across to the other side of Florida, the east coast. It would probably take me like 3 days. I love the idea of that kind of adventure. But my guest today, Daniel, had a much bigger idea. His plan was to ride his bike across the entire US - from San Francisco all the way to New York City. And – he started this ride without carrying any money or any food. He was going to depend on the kindness of strangers all along the way. And that’s exactly what he did. But that’s not all – he recorded video all along the way. And he turned that into a documentary that’s won a ton of awards. So we get to see him struggling to bike up mountains, and across long stretches where he saw no one, and through some scary neighborhoods. But my favorite part, and what made Daniel’s journey so magical, are the people he encountered along the way. Daniel’s website: https://www.weareallinthistogethermovie.com/ Contact Daniel by email: WeAreAllInThisTogetherMovie@gmail.com Daniel is also in our podcast Facebook group: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook Documentary We Are All In This Together on Amazon Prime - https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-All-This-Together/dp/B0CLBBN833/ref=sr_1_1 Daniel on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/the_travelin_dude/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TravelinDudeProductions/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@TheTravelinDude Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/174 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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