Follow Rob Heran on his road trip to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to fulfill childhood dreams and live the vanlife.
Childhood dreams. We give up on them too easy, don’t we? We fall into the trap of “adult life”. We end up following the path that society expects us to. More than ever before, we’re expected to perform at the highest level. In everything we do. In our jobs, in our hobbies, even as parents and in our relationships. Sometimes it seems that the world offers more stages to perform on than opportunities to live.
Everything is expected to move faster, tob e performance-enhanced – whether LTE, social media, drugs or self-optimization. We get caught in the trap, again and again as our vision becomes more and more blurred. We are traveling so fast that we don’t see what’s going on right in front of us. We are racing in the tunnel into the light. We get lost, lose control or can’t stand the pressure anymore. We burn out in the useless, competitive race.
No wonder I see more and more people who decide to change direction and deliberately slow down. They quit their jobs and finally do what they always dreamed of, because they realize that tomorrow never comes.
It’s what’s here and now that counts. The clock of life is ticking. Step out of the trap, turn around and choose the life you dreamed of. Don’t be scared. Follow the dreams of your childhood.
The time has come to finally live my childhood dream. It seems like it took me a lifetime to get there. But finally, I arrived where I always wanted to be; In my own imagination of what Mountainbike riding means to me—infinite freedom (and the possibility to launch myself into orbit)
It was deep winter in January when I had everything finished. I‘ve set up the ramp only once before to see if the construction itself works, but I haven’t jumped it yet. Nevertheless, I packed my new built Evil Wreckoning bike and everything I needed for a three-month road trip adventure all the way down to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It has been a destination I always dreamed of visiting with my own car.
– Rob Heran –
Filmed by Sebastian Doerk/infinitetrails.de