The bike plague
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Greek mountains
Bikes: 70's Legnano Road Bike, Late 70's Mercier Road Bike, Ideal Target Mountain Bike, Specialized crosstrail trekking bike and a unicycle
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The essence of real freedom...
My first real bike touring experience was a trip around Peloponnese. When I wope up that morning, I felt really miserable because everything on my DIY touring bags wasnt working right (and I'm not that fond of early awakings). Anyway when finally everything looked right, I rode the gentle beast and off I went.
Man, the feeling riding your bicycle loaded with everything you ll need in a big trip is just pure magic. You know you are self-sufficient! You can go wherever you damn please! You only need to pedal hard, just it. The absolute essence of freedom.
The chilling morning breeze was coming through my ears and I could feel the suns warmth on my face. I couldn't resist and closed my eyes for few seconds. It was so spectacular man, I really understand and connect with those crazy sons of a gun who travel the world on a humble bicycle. It is THE experience.
Do you remember the feeling when you lost your virginity in bicycle touring?
Last edited by MightyLegnano; 08-30-12 at 02:06 PM.