The idea that an adventure is only for personal growth and achievement or even national pride, which is what most of the old explorers were out for is both ill conceived and wrong. Three men after finishing college have set out to ride their bikes 4200 miles across the United states starting with their tires literally in the Pacific Ocean.
Tony Lorenzo, JJ Augenbraun, and Chris fox, set out to ride across the country while raising money for the Berkshire Food Project (BFP). Honestly they represent some of the best in national pride and they are certainly growing. Their adventure, however, is much more then any of these things, it is for the good of others and has more then self interest at stake. The three of them are almost done with their ride, they have maybe a week left on the road.
If you would like to find out more about their adventure you can read the Wilton Bulletin.