Normally, I don’t live with regrets, but today would be different. On this day, I very much regretted leaving the house for a bike ride. That is because, before I would return home from it — I reached a new low — the coldest I have ever been!!!
Road cycling is no easy sell – Hey, do you want to fork out loads of money for a bike – wear lycra when you ride it – then suffer on a saddle that has less padding than a knuckle … remind me why I love cycling again. Oh yeah, it is because once you overcome all those obstacles, it provides you with almost limitless places to explore – all self-powered too. The views that this machine can provide you with are worth writing home about.
Everyone names their bike, right? For the sake of this article, I’m just going to assume you do. After all, It is important to give your machine a name – it gives it a character and a personality. It somehow makes it less weird when it comes to proclaiming just how much you love your two-wheeled steed (at least that’s how I justify it to myself).
Since I ordered my new bike, I have been carrying a little seed of new bike day excitement in my belly. Today is the day it will germinate. As it grows, it will eventually start to flower in the form of a permanent smile on my face. This smile lets the world know how amazing it feels for me to cycle once again. It will be infectious, making you want to join in. Thanks to that ‘new bike day’ excitement, it is like I have surrounded myself with a magical forcefield. The effects give me immunity to all the regular daily bullshit that can chip away at your mental wellbeing.
Like many others, I wanted to travel in my lifetime. I didn’t know when, where or how, but I just knew I had to go somewhere. It was beyond wanderlust, it felt more like a compulsion. I had been putting it off for a long time: until one day, enough was enough. Then without warning, all the answers came at once – Fuck it, I am going on a bikepacking adventure.
What is Adventure Inception? Adventure inception is a phrase I coined to describe an adventure within an adventure. When it gets gritty, gruelling and down-right challenging. Something unexpected could make a mockery of your plans, forcing you to deal with a situation you are not fully prepared for. It will make you push beyond your […]