April 2, 2010
Whether your bike travel route is mountainous, hilly, or as flat as a pancake ... you will most certainly ride the roller coaster; the emotional roller coaster.
Bike travel is intense. You don't just see the world, you feel it and smell it and taste it as well.
I've learned to understand and relate to the emotional roller coaster of travel by comparing it to my favorite sport ... baseball.
At least that is how I tried to explain it to my buddy Bob.
Sometimes it's there, sometimes it ain't.
Photo and audio by Willie Weir
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday. Willie Weir is a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road, and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can read about their adventures at http://yellowtentadventures.com.