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Archive for March 27, 2012

Riding Adventure? Just Add Water…

I don’t know about you, but I really like my adventure riding wet.  Yup, wet and sometimes even muddy.  I’ve been lucky enough to have been to a few places around the world.  In those places I’ve ridden across a fair amount of water crossings, hard bottomed puddles and even quite a few soft bottomed ones.  But mix them all together and you have a recipe for riding adventure.  Big splashes, roosts, and the occasional drop combine to make things all the more interesting for you and your riding mates.

I don’t mean the kind of interesting where your bike engine drowns and you’re in for an engine tear down exercise.  I’m talking about the kind of interesting where the flying water, shaking handlebars and changing balance exhilarates your soul.  Where the completion of a deep water crossing provides a sense of accomplishment, a muddy bottom plays tricks sparking momentary fear, and where the occasional fall reminds us that it’s important to stay humble.

All of them remind me that as much as I love to ride and as far as I have ridden in my 30 plus years of riding, whether in the wet and in the dry, I am indeed still a small part of the day-to-day adventure that is life.  You too should get out there, ride and exhilarate your soul… oh, and do it in the wet.

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