I bought a receiver hitch yesterday to go on the minivan.
Soon….when I figure out the best deal….I’ll buy a 5 bike rack to go into the hitch…and it will be easier to take the bikes where we need to be to actually ride them.
That’s a small step.
Little steps….we’ll get “there” someday soon.
I don’t think that having a 5 bike carrier is going to get us to “here”, though.
It takes more than a minivan and a decent bike rack to get to Japan.
Whether I ever make it to Japan is kind of irrelevant, I guess….but it looks COOL.
This whole idea of bicycle touring has really captured my attention lately.
It must be the nicer weather….or a renewed interest in the bike….or the inability to ignore the ever-present wanderlust….something…..something is making me think about getting out with some bikes and doing a TRIP “somewhere”.
That would be pretty exciting with little guys.
Little guys out on the road….on bicycles.
Is that “do-able”?
Jenny said, “How are we going to do all this?”
That’s a good question.
I think our eyes are bigger than our stomachs.
Music, Art….gardening and small animal husbandry….carpentry and home reclamation….mechanic-ing…cycling….running….child-raising….traveling….
Lots of other things….I’m too busy thinking about being busy to remember them all.
Too busy “doing” …and thinking about doing….to remember all the things that I want to do.
I should make a list.
I mowed some over at the property we bought…yesterday, I mowed.
We didn’t buy the property yesterday.
I mowed with our push mower….big areas of grass on the 7 acres….me walking around with the push mower.
People who know the right way to mow big areas must laugh at me when they see me walking behind a push mower.
I told Jenny that it’s a good way to get some good exercise…but that it must look funny to all the “riders” and “bush-hoggers” to see me walking.
Why would you do it the hard way when you can let the machine get all the exercise?
People always stop and ask Jenny if she needs a ride when she’s out walking.
Why would you walk for pleasure when you can ride in a car?
I could turn this whole “bicycle touring fetish” into a broken record pretty easily.
I could keep posting about this for a while….ad nauseum.
I guess that it’s a pretty healthy obsession, though.
What a cool thing to get the kids interested in…..travelling around slowly under your own power would be a good way to see the world.
To “see the world”….sounds good.