Bike Touring

The more time I spend on the bike, the more I’m interested in trying some bike touring. We have a few years before the kids will actually be big enough, but I’ve already begun thinking about it. I came across a quote by Ernest Hemingway today

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.

that got me thinking about why I want to try bicycle touring. I have these visions of doing a trip in VT or NH and really “seeing” these two states. I suspect I’ll have a bit of convincing to do, perhaps even some family bribery, as either state would involve climbing some hills.

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