#330daysofbiking Day 59: grateful
Once again, the best opportunity to ride was in the evening. The sun was setting over my next door neighbor’s hilly field, and I just ” saw” my bike on the crest.
Today was a very fine day … not so much the biking (although it was lovely), but being embraced by some like-minded friends. Inspiring exchanges with some great people in the cycling community – people who have such a great positive outlook on the cycling lifestyle, sharing the joy, advocating through enthusiasm … all of the stuff I love and admire and strive to be a part of in my own small way.
My friend Darryl at LovingtheBike invited me to be a part of the conversation – with a gracious mention in his June Look Who’s Loving the Bike page today, in the company of some other amazing cyclists and bloggers, including Ryan Van Duzer and his cross-country journey on a 3-speed (this is a must-watch video). 😀
I am especially enthusiastic about what Darryl is doing at LovingtheBike – there is something for everybody, and the content is always delivered in a positive, fun (and sometimes funny) way. One of my favorite posts is The Cyclist’s Wife … it is perfect! Mostly, his site captures his attitude and excitement about cycling, his love of life and his family – and is such a great platform for spreading The Love. I’m a fan – I hope you are too. (And thanks again, Darryl, for letting me join in the fun!)
The other bike-y stuff of my day …. did some initial experimenting with the new boat and the Xtracycle. Have to confess, this is looking a little sketchy. The depth/shape of the hull on the new boat is fairly different from our old beater boat, and although I managed to get it loaded and pedal a short distance, I’m not convinced I have the pedal- and front tire clearance I need to safely take her out on the road. The X can haul virtually anything … and I’m not ready to give it up, but some additional adjustments may be called for.
Oh well. Tomorrow is almost here. Still loving the bike … with or without the kayak on board.
Comments are closed.
Wow….I came here tonight to read another great post from you and never expected to see me and my site being honored. What a beautiful surprise. Thank you….and as you know, the feeling is absolutely mutual.
Yeah, Duzer is a definite view. He’s awesome. We all definitely have to hook up together….and soon.
I totally love the picture of the bikayak…..those bikes never cease to amaze me.
If you’re even half the fan of my site as I am of yours….I’m a lucky blogger.
D – I think we’ve started a mutual admiration society, LOL! Yes, we will meet up – bikes, cameras and goats in hand! 😀
Looks like you need a third wheel…lol. I like the concept–bikayak. hmmm….future olympic sport?
One of the blogs I follow is that of a bike shop owner. He has something he calls a Big Dummy that he uses to haul things around town. I think the Big Dummy is about the same thing you have. Thought I would send you a link to his post about hauling his canoe – even though it may be stuff you already know it’s fun to read his post.
Thanks, Myrna! A great link …. thank you so much, and he’s got a great trailer setup. Which is what I’m leaning toward – found basically a set of wheels that will feed through the scupper holes; our kayaks are shorter and lighter than that canoe! He is awesome!. My bike is a Surly Long Haul Trucker Xtracycle (conversion), but my husband has a Big Dummy. Love those bikes! Happy riding to you, and glad we connected!