Vita Rara: A Life Uncommon

An UnRally Tale: Part I

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Well, Sylva and I are mostly done with The UnRally VI. The event itself is over, now it's just some simple cleanup of a few loose details and closing the financial books.

I've never organized an UnRally before. It was an interesting experience. I'm glad Sylva and I chose to say yes. I don't know with the changes rapidly unfolding in our lives when we'd have the time to do one in the next several years. So, I'm glad when asked, we said, "yes."

My trip to the UnRally was a long one. My overall route was from home; Troy, NY; to Waynesboro, VA; to Charlotte, NC; to Atlanta, GA; to somewhere in TN; to Lexington, KY; to the UnRally in Fayetteville, WV; and from the UnRally home via Akron, PA and a lot of back roads. Including some riding at the UnRally I clocked 3,106 miles in total. Far more than the 1,300 mile round trip from home to the Un plus some riding would have been.

In many ways this ride tale comes at a transitional point in my life. Sylva and I were married on April 28 of this year, I'm finishing a project (Quadran) I've been working on for the past 14 months, Sylva and I are expecting our first child, and my business is refocusing and finding new directions. Sylva and I agreed to the UnRally about a year ago or so. It along with Quadran are coming to completion, and a new chapter, married life, fatherhood, and new business opportunities are starting.

I feel as though the UnRally is the cap stone to a part of my life. That single free wheeling take on any challenge part. It was a really neat cap stone. We shared some tremendous days with friends from near and far, rode amazing places, and came together as a community. I won't blow the details, but the UnRally was amazing from start to finish.