23 May 2006
The official WT06 FAQ
When does the World Tour actually happen?
It begins on 12 June, and continues for somewhere between two and three weeks.
What makes it a World Tour, exactly, since you're not leaving the States or anything?
Two things: it's awfully damned long, and much of it is through relatively unfamiliar territory.
How long is "awfully damned long"?
I expect somewhere between 4500 and 5000 miles.
You've done this five times before. Why do it again?
Because I can. More to the point, it's good for me to get out of town, and it's good for my car to get a serious workout once in a while.
Will you be blogging every day?
What's the shape of this year's route?
Still vague and inchoate, though it's headed toward the south and east; there is a definite Dixieland flavor.
How much of this is copied from previous World Tour FAQs?
Rather a lot, actually.
Usually you start these in July. What's different this year?
They haven't said so, but 42nd and Treadmill is probably wondering just why it is I've always ducked out of their pet July projects; this year I'll actually participate in them.
Is there any chance you'll say "Screw it" and not go home?
I would have to be extremely fortunate, in the winning-lotto-ticket sense, or extremely smitten, in the "I've been waiting for you all my life" sense. Don't count on either of these actually taking place.
Note: Feel free to post additional questions in the comments box, or by mail if you'd rather.Posted at 9:33 AM to World Tour '06