I love bikes. But you already knew that. Do I have a secret plan for the second half of my life? No, of course not. That would be strange. But if I did it would involve a toilet made of gold and a plan to get more butts on bikes in America. Cycling, if you want to go high brow, is just biking but for smarter people. Just kidding. Cycling, biking, bike riding, etc. It’s all good. But there are a myriad of reasons why some folks choose NOT to pick up the bike when the opportunity presents itself. Some of these reasons are totally legit. Safety, distance, time, etc. While others are fabricated by industry and surrounding industry of noise that makes people believe there is only one way. Well, I’m here to tell you differently. So, tune in and turn on baby. Let’s talk bikes.
Cycling has been a staple of my life, and has now permanently changed it.Two years ago, my lovely wife, began a quest to ride road bikes 50 miles in each of the 50 states. Covid put a damper in our efforts, but last fall was renewal (4 states in the East (Penn, Delaware, Jersey, and Maryland)…two weeks ago, Colorado and New Mexico (yes, Santa Fe)… and now I’m riding the 50’s with her instead of just driving the sag wagon. I’ve also gotten back on my dual sport (BMW F800GS) for the first time in years, and last night we did 10 on the Mtn. Bikes in the Boise Foothills….so at age 67, my fitness level has significantly improved…down from 165 to 150….and my attitude as well….. so to say get off the couch and ride is the byword of the day! Just sayin’…. keep up the great work Daniel, love it.
That is fantastic! Man, jealous and happy for you. I’ve had the fifty state dream for years. And the Alaska to Patagonia route.
Oh yes, we’re at state No. 18 and climbing….
This was very enjoyable. The excitement for cycling just radiates of you. I can’t wait to get my own bike, and ride. It will increase my reach in wildlife photography too!
Bikes are the best…..and smart.
Started riding my bike to work last August..2pm to midnight shift. 2 miles each way. Four days a week rain or shine. 9 degrees or 97 degrees. I haven’t felt this good in years. Brompton in my near future.
So good. Brompton is a total blast. Got big planes for Maine and East Coast this summer.