You remember Chas and Lou. My road bikes. Well, they are heading out on a road trip to the cottage in rural Ontario for the summer.They have been there before. In fact, Chas is from the area. But they have never been there together. The three of us are making our way over the rockies and across the plains, camping in scenic spots along the way.
They keep asking “Why aren’t we riding?”. It is a good question. The couple at the camp site next to us are cycling from Seattle, WA to Washington, DC on a recumbent. Chas said “If they can do it on that, surely you can do it on me. I’m made for this kind of stuff!”.
He is right of course. I keep making excuses. It’s too far. I don’t have enough time. I’m not sure I could do it. You know. I’m sure you have heard these any others many times over.
So, I resolve to do it next time. Cycle from home to the cottage which is about 3,500 – 4,000 km depending on the route. In the meantime, Chas and Lou are taking a rest. I may put them on the road one evening but my intention is to rest them, and me for 5-6 days as we explore and look for new adventures. By the time we arrive, we will all be anxious to put rubber to the road. Their rubber.