To the the family bro!!!
To answer your question in one simple word...YES...
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I have seen a couple more guys like this, once even on 20/20...so it can be done, and if ya do it and pull it off...FULL PROPS to ya!!!
And to answer your next question about the ike..Its a great way to travel my friend, taking it should not cost you anything...just bring a lock ( A Real Good One), and a bike repair kit including a couple spare tires, you do not wanna be stranded.