A supple leather contours my loins; a passion beguiles me. I ride. There are various cults out there in the world. Many are religious. Some revolve around sports teams. Others yet are centered on bicycle saddles. Let’s back up a little bit before we get on with this topic. After buying my Jamis Aurora Elite […]Read More The importance of what’s between your legs
A journey occurs when the rubber hits the road. So I need rubber. When I started thinking about this bike tour, I thought for a while about what I would be riding all the way to St. Louis. I had two bikes; a Trek FX 7.2 and Raleigh Merit 1, though neither were really optimum […]Read More To bike tour, one needs a bike
The journey begins first with an education. Travel’s on my mind. In hindsight, I had no idea what I needed to know to be prepared for a bike tour. The concept seemed simple enough; have a bicycle and a few bags, and then just ride! But what about if something goes wrong? What if I […]Read More So how do you fix a bike?
Libations with friends has ways of instigating both love and danger. If I recall correctly, the idea to go on a bicycle tour first started late last fall, after my friend John returned from a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail. He had recently found himself on some crossroads of life, so he decided an adventure […]Read More I’m going on a bicycle tour