A week ago, former Seoul resident Wan Lee (who originally read Vagabonding in its Korean translation) passed through Kansas on his now-legendary journey around the USA aboard a 50cc Honda Ruckus bike. The journey has taken him from the Redwood forests of California to Texas and North Carolina and everywhere in between. After arriving in Missouri, Wan wanted to visit Rolf in Kansas to meet the author who inspired his trip, which Wan is calling “The Adventures of Wan – Rucking Across the US!”
For Wan to meet Rolf and his family for dinner, Wan and his small scooter, which goes an average of 30 mph, had to travel down a three-mile dirt road because, as Wan says, Rolf lives in a “totally secluded place.”
Wan took lots of pictures of his time with Rolf (see them here), and he got a signed English-edition of Vagabonding as well as a VGB sticker to put on his bike.
Need some inspiration for your own vagabonding trip? I think you’ve found it. Way to go, Wan!
[Above: Rolf and Wan take a break from cutting brush on Rolf’s farm]