Today starts a journey of a lifetime. The decision has been made to turn my forty year-old life over to the pursuit of racing for the next three years, and hopefully inspire some people along the way to take leave of all that is important to seek out the thing that thrills them most. My hope is that the journey will be interesting enough to fill the pages of a book - aptly titled the Gentleman's Guide to Racing - and to make some friendships along the way with people I already know but just haven't met.
I wanted to start writing today so as to retain a snapshot of this adventure in its seedling stage. As of right now I have nothing. No money, no car, and no sponsors. But I do have determination, and getting to the race is often the most interesting half of the battle.
Today I commit to sharing my exploits with whomever is interested in the trials and triumphs of a lone man seeking to test himself on some of the world's toughest and most grueling races.
Steve McQueen famously said "Racing is life, anything that happens before or after is just waiting."
This is a moment I have awaited for a long time.