Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time

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.

Ride2Adventure – Shrinking the Planet One Ride At A Time

4 responses

  1. Matt Bailey

    I remember coming to an abrupt halt two-thirds of the way across a lake in Peru. (Nearly made it) My fellow riders took a good ten minutes before their tears of laughter would subside enough to allow them to take a lot of photos of my unfortunate situation, and it was even longer before they considered helping me out. Funny as hell though 🙂


    May 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    • Matt,
      I can laugh and cry with you on that one having been the one laughing and the one stranded previously. Thanks for a great post!


      May 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  2. You need to move to England then !!!!!!!


    June 20, 2012 at 3:13 am

    • Pete,

      While we can’t move there right now, a visit may be in order!

      Mike and KIm


      June 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

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