Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Why I'm Riding, Part 2

Looking back on my life, I have to admit that I haven't done a lot of traveling.  This fact has been made clearer to me the last couple of years by the various dates I've been on.  Inevitably, the question of travel is raised and after I admit to my limited experiences, the young woman across from me will go on for a while describing all the places she's been to.  I use the excuse that I'm single and not interested in traveling by myself, but that doesn't really fly since my date is obviously single too and that hasn't stopped her.

This bike tour gives me a chance to change that.  I've always wanted to drive across the continent, but biking across it is even better.  You can miss a lot when driving through a region, but biking allows you to move more slowly, seeing and experiencing everything more fully.  I've been in the Rockies before, but I'm sure biking through them will give me a much greater appreciation for their size and beauty.

In addition to exploring the geography of this continent, I'm looking forward to all the people I'll meet.  In my normal routine, I don't interact with new people very often, but I'll be meeting people from all across Canada and the US on this tour.  We'll be cycling together, eating together, playing together, and working together all summer as we make our way across the continent.

All in all, I'm sure this tour will be a grand adventure!

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