April 23, 2010
"Daddy, you ain't gonna believe this. There's a man in bicycle britches at the door, lookin' for a place to camp."
That had to be my favorite snippet I heard during our bicycle trip across the Deep South. I was the guy in bicycle britches and it was a damp, cold evening. We were probably at the low point of our trip, both physically and emotionally.
The encounter that followed sums up why I (we) choose to travel by bicycle.
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.