This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cycler's Rest

During my recent excursions I was fortunate to come across this lovely respite
 in the woods SW of Nashville.
It's called Cycler's Rest, and is a wonderful little cottage not far from the Nachez Trace Parkway.

 Owners Robin and Jeff built it as a mother-in-law suite, and do use it for visiting relatives during the winter months.  The rest of the year the cottage is available for rent and a more comfortable and inviting accommodation for  a cyclist cannot be found.
Jeff has a collection of vintage restored bikes around the place.
I especially like this Raleigh with a golf ball for a kickstand foot.
Robin has gone out of her way to collect and maintain decorative cycling
prints and accessories for the cottage

which make it even more appealing to the itinerant pedaler.
Jeff commutes to his "day job" by bike.  It's a 36 mile round trip each day
and he likes to "kick back and relax" on his day off
by riding a 118 mile route on his fixie!
They do allow camping on the premises and have 3 wonderfully friendly dogs 
who are gracious hosts.
It's a quaint and comfortable place to relax while exploring the area on two wheels.
The Nachez Trace is particularly beautiful and is slated to be a part of US Bike Route 35 which will run from  Mississippi to Sault Ste. Marie on the Canadian border in Michigan.
I'm looking forward to a return trip, but I ain't giving up my gears Jeff.

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