more than a rack

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….

What else?

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 areasĀ 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.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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