WHO IS BACK OF THE BIKE LIFE
Back of the Bike Life is Pat and Trevor Machado. A husband & wife team who are ready to downsize, live a minimalist life, and travel the USA by motorcycle. Read About Us-Meet Pat & Trevor, to learn more about who we are and what we do.
WHAT IS BACK OF THE BIKE LIFE
Back of the Bike Life is our personal blog. We created Back of the Bike Life as our way of documenting and sharing our personal adventures and travel by motorcycle.
We hope that our blog will inspire and help others plan great adventures. Regardless of how you travel; 2, 3, or 4 wheels, our trips can be adapted for all.
This blog will also provide blogging courses, digital content, e-learning, social media tips & tricks and more. Have you ever thought of creating a blog? Stay tuned, we will show you how!
Early Vision: Hop on the bike and ride. Just go, who cares where!
Current Vision: Downsize, sell and/or give away our belongings, hop on the bike and ride south, explore the southeast states for several months, pick the next area of the country and repeat!
So, how do we do this? Well, planning, lots, and lots of planning. Like we’ve previously said, we’ve been planning this in our heads since 2018. Now we will begin documenting and sharing our adventures.
GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS
As we start our planning, the first thing we did was make a high-level list of goals and expectations. This is sort of a bucket list of how we want to live for the next few years. What we came up with was this:
- Live a minimalist lifestyle
- Be able to work from any location
- Give up possessions for experiences
- Travel all 48 connected states by motorcycle
- Experience new cities and states
- Try different lodging options
- Learn. Explore. Adventure. Enjoy life.
- Document and share our experiences
- Inspire travel and adventure
PHASES AND TIMELINES
If all goes well, we will have a Phase 1 and a Phase 2.
Phase 1 is the planning phase. This phase has been in our minds since 2018. This is where we put our dreams into plans. We knew this phase would take a few years, and we are ok with that.
Phase 2 is the implementation and travel! If we did a good job in phase 1, then phase 2 should be amazing!
After almost 4 years of dreaming, we hope to implement phase 2 in early 2022!
We have planned many day trips, weekend trips and even an 18-day trip by motorcycle. We have never planned a trip that we hope will last for a couple of years! This is new for us, we will probably make mistakes, take wrong turns, miss opportunities, and if we are lucky, we will have an incredible, unforgettable couple of years!
We hope you will follow along on our adventures. Leave us comments, ideas on places to go and things to explore. Read about the steps we take to make this travel adventure happen!