Send Eddie and Namrita to India in 2009!
Well, it's worth a try. As most people know, Eddie is the self-employed starter of our business 55nine Performance, as well as director of some of the Southeast's most successful mountain bike events. He loves his work and has come a long way since his corporate years...however, he hasn't struck it rich...yet. I am a full time Graduate student. We are saving our pennies and setting our sights on something bigger than we have ever done before.
Sure, it would be prudent to wait until we actually have the income to easily pay for the trip but sometimes waiting isn't possible. I have personal reasons for going in 2009, I would like to visit my grandfather while he is still alive. I was unable to go to his 90th birthday party last year because I was in school. My entire extended family from all over the world went for the celebration and only Eddie and I were missing. I have been telling him that my plan is to visit India after I graduate this May....so why not make the trip coincide with a 9-day stage race??? Yeah!! Brilliant.
We are in the process of finalizing a pretty darn impressive sponsorship proposal (if I do say so, myself) with friend and professional photographer Andrew Kornylak for an extended trip across the world that will be all about adventure. Eddie has never been there so I am excited for him to experience something very new. We are lucky to have Andrew interested in coming along to document the trip with his photography and videography. If you are interested in the details or a copy of the proposal, please email me and I will send one to you when it is complete.
Until then, I have the PayPal donation box open. Any contribution is appreciated and will go directly to purchase the airfare for the trip.
Thanks, in advance, and let the training begin!