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Old 07-26-08, 05:45 PM   #1
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A Story on NPR About Bike Touring Across the U.S.

This afternoon the public radio program Weekend America had a story about bike touring across the country....

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A quote from the story:

Far better it is to dare mighty things…even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy, nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
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I heard that or at least an intro to it. They were interviewing people asking them how far they thought they could bike. It was pretty funny. My non-scientific survey resulted in an average of about 15 miles. I guess those of us that need to bike 100 miles just to feel like we've done something are abnormal. Funny my wife keeps telling me the same thing but I'm not buying it.
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I heard that or at least an intro to it. They were interviewing people asking them how far they thought they could bike. It was pretty funny. My non-scientific survey resulted in an average of about 15 miles. I guess those of us that need to bike 100 miles just to feel like we've done something are abnormal. Funny my wife keeps telling me the same thing but I'm not buying it.
Someone at my gym asked me how far I'd ridden to get there:

"Oh, about 20 miles."

"20 miles!?! In a day!?!"
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This afternoon the public radio program Weekend America had a story about bike touring across the country....

Weekend America Link


A quote from the story:

Far better it is to dare mighty things…even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy, nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Thanks for the link. It was an interesting report.
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