Ernest Hemingway is dead on with this quote but it goes deeper than remembering the contours. A bicycle allows you to experience each place on the road as not only are you not traveling at warp speed, you are placed directly in each moment and not removed by metal doors and glass windows. You can hear the wind, the cows moo, people say hi, the hustle and bustle of a town. The best way to explore someplace new is by bike, be it the countryside or a city. You can find the small dirt roads, the back allies, the places the locals revere. You can take the time to ‘stop and smell the roses’. Experience someplace new by bike. Make it happen this weekend close to home. Maybe someplace not too far away next week and within the next year, explore a far off land. A bicycle will create great memories that can’t be found with any other medium.
About Adam Farabaugh
I am a former professional road cyclist and traveled the world riding and racing my bike. I started out in high school learning everything the hard way through a lot of trial and error and made it to racing with the worlds best. I hope I can give good insight into riding and everything that encompasses cycling.