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.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Who said kids don't get out these days?

People like to think cycle-touring is complicated or intimidating. I had a guest from yesterday who made it simple. "Eddie" is a 24 year old Korean student who was in Kentucky last semester on exchange. He decided to use the remaining time on his student visa to
 ride a bike across the US.
 Having never ridden a bike since he was a child, he didn't know quite how to get started so he flew to Los Angeles, bought a bike, the gear he needed and started riding. He said he figured he had 3000 miles to work out the details. He is carrying twice what I would, but it's that simple. Just buy a bike and start finding your way.  He is on his way to Boston to catch his flight back to Korea.

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