The event has become slightly larger than initially planned, and for this I mainly blame Kris Spann. Kris, in one of his many incarnations, has been an avid supporter of The Answer Is Always Yes for a long time. He has gone above and beyond on a number of occasions - from organising my leaving party before I left Sydney through to his current support in getting sponsors involved and providing a venue for tomorrow's event.
Fortunately, I have had a couple of supporters come on board for tomorrow, which will assist in making the night a better experience for everyone while raising even more money for beyondblue.
· Stockade Brewing Co has made a very generous donation of beer, which will be available to buy on the night (with all proceeds going directly to beyondblue) Stockade Brewing Co will keep the atmosphere light with their chopshop PA. For you beer fiends the out there the details of this new beer is made with a combination of cascade hops and a comfortable IBU of 30
· Royal Enfield Sydney has very kindly offered a door prize to one lucky patron!
· Signpac.com.au which will be providing people with a handy little memento from the night.
The night will be broken into two sections:
The first will be more of an overall talk about the trip: the highs, the lows, what I have learned and my experience after spending 18 months on the road with an old bike. This should run for about 40 mins before we take a bit of a break for some pizza and a few beers and the announcement of the door prize.
The next section will be a more detailed outline of how to get yourself to the other side of the world - from the technical details, costings and how to avoid paying bribes, to navigating the difficult paper work and how to p̶h̶o̶t̶o̶s̶h̶o̶p̶ acquire important documents.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for what should hopefully be a fun and informative night! Can I please ask you to respect the venue and also the neighbours. I like glebe and would love to be able to continue the relationship with this cracking venue and suburb.
See you tonight!