June 17, 2014
By now I’m sure most of you have had the chance to find some warm weather, dry roads and trails, and had the opportunity to dust off the cobwebs from a long winter. Now that we’ve reached the halfway point in the calendar year, we’re heavy hitting into the touring season!
As the year goes on, I find that I’m not always as eager as I was during those first few weeks to get out on the bike. I’ve ridden most of the roads and trails at least once and am always itching to find something new.
Looking forward to something always keeps me motivated, and keeps me spinning. Over Memorial weekend, I took a trip up to Glacier National Park and biked on the Going to the Sun Road, which is currently still closed to vehicles. The day was filled with amazing views, great riding, and a few animals too!
The trip, although short, made me excited for riding later in the year. It gave me the bug to keep exploring. I keep looking at a map of the United States and plan the next place I want to go. Maybe it will be in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, or down in Big Bend. Then I think that a California Coast winery tour would be amazing. Another glance and I see myself riding around Crater Lake. Every glance is a new opportunity, and it reminds me to "just keep spinning!"
Post and Photos by Mike Lessard
ON THE ROAD is written by the tours team — Lydia, Darrah, Mike, Mandy, and Arlen — tours specialists and intrepid bicyclists, covering all things related to the Adventure Cycling tours department. Check out our 2014 Guided Tours today!