Stowaways have been discovered on our unicycle tour. Apparently they stowed away when I left Costa Rica and have been with me ever since. The immigrants managed to make it through numerous border patrol check points without detection during the ride. Once I discovered them I had a good mind to turn them in to the INS, but it appears the CDC is more interested in them.
They go by the name of Leishmania Panamensis. Apparently it is a complicated and protracted extradition process to deport them. On the advice of experts I have indefinitely postponed the tour and I am headed back home to begin the process of deportation.
I want to thank all my followers and supporters for encouraging me so much along the way. I am determined not to let the little buggers stop me from finishing my trip, but the prudent thing to do at this time is to get the medical attention I need. I plan to pick up where I left off when the opportunity and conditions make it possible.
Unfortunately resuming the trip at a latter date will not give the same satisfaction of crossing the country in one continuous trip, but will actually require more resolve. There is also no way I will pick up in the same awesome shape I was in when I left off, so in some ways it will be a more difficult feat.
I hope this delay does not deter people from supporting my cause to raise funds and awareness for research for ALS. Please tune in again for Stage two of my great unicycle tour across the country when the trip resumes.