"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

100+ Project

The 100+ Project is something I came up with after spending a day paddling the Mississippi river with Dave Cornthwaite. You see Dave started Expedition 1000 where he will undertake 25 separate journeys of 1000miles or more each time using a different form of non-motorized transport. Basically I have stolen his idea and changed it to suit my life. During the project I plan to use different forms of non-motorized transport to travel 100 miles or more. 100+, get it?

The Project will benefit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America St Louis chapter. I developed an allergy to cats late in my 20's that started with small nuisance symptoms, runny nose, dry eyes, etc. and evolved into asthma. Luckily for me I can stay away from cats and be symptom free. There was a time however when my living situation forced me to live in a house that had a cat so I know what having frequent and ongoing asthma attacks is like. It seems like a no brainer to try and help others that are going through what I went through, but aren't lucky enough to remove the cause of their symptoms.

To donate to this cause please visit my fundraising page on Crowdrise.com.  I hope that through the course of the project I will be able to raise $100,000 or more.  I have a few ideas already for some journeys that will be pretty interesting to say the least.  Since I am not travelling as far as Dave I have more of a selection of vehicles to choose from.  Expedition 1000 may never involve a pogo stick, but the 100+project could incorporate one someday!

Stay informed on everything I am planning by following this blog.  You could also follow me on twitter  @Trail_and_Error for Live tweets from the road, trail, water or where ever these journeys take me!


  1. Sounds like some fun adventures coming up for you. I'm looking forward to following along.

  2. Im glad to see you doing something you enjoy!! Good luck with this adventure!! I'll be there to watch, laugh, enjoy and support you as much as I can!!!

  3. Patrick, I'm friends with Kate. Would love to interview you for my job at WBGZ Radio in Alton. Sounds like a pretty cool project!

    Send me your contact info if you want to mark@wbgzradio.com