Total Bliss

August 12, 2011

One of my favorite moments of any bike trip comes when I'm not on my bike. It is that time after a long day's ride. The tent is set up. The sun is getting low in the sky. There is nothing to do but observe the beauty around me and listen to the world as it winds down.

I've heard it said, "If you listen closely ... you just might hear your priorities."

Total bicycle and travel bliss.

Photo 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


db August 18, 2011, 5:55 PM

Absolutely the best part of the day on tour. Alone with your thoughts, mulling over the ride.

kurt August 12, 2011, 5:19 PM

This posting really makes me kick myself for not doing Cycle Vermont. I didn't sign up because of "work priories". I keep having to remind myself about the deathbed test. On my death bed would I say I wish I had spent more time at work over touring by bike?

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