I miss the mountains, river trails and beaches of SoCal...as a cyclist they provided challenges, beauty and creative inspiration.
"Cycling is NOT just about speed and exercise, but about taking the time to stop and see the deer & Harleyholics......
It's 3:30am, May 12, 2002, and my cats are looking at me like I'd just lost my mind:
"Daddy, what in the heck are you doing up at this ungodly hour? It's not even 5am (when they start pestering me for breakfast) yet!"
By the time I was out the door, 20 min. later, they had lost all interest in my sanity because breakfast was served."
I took one of my longest bike rides in 2002 and re-took it in 2007 (camera in tow, though the pics in the posts don't seem to be working these days); The first time around I got left behind by my riding companions and would have been justified in giving up and going home...
I chose not to and the rewards were great indeed, even more so when I decided to do the ride again 5 years later, and turning it into a series of 5 posts.
( Missed the first post? The World Is Yours...Never Give Up )