Consider our upcoming Geezer Geyser Tour. Here is a short list of potential catastrophes (er, I mean adventures) that have come to mind:
- flash floods
- snow, rain, freezing rain, sleet, ice
- unpleasant encounters with wildlife such as bison, moose, bears, packs of hungry wolves
- every possible mechanical failure
- all manner of crashes and nasty bicycle vs motor vehicle mishap
I quite realize that our little trips hardly measure up to REAL adventure cycling, such as that planned by my young friend Dominic (http://onebikeoneworld.com/). Still, it is a total mystery why someone like me, with my acute awareness of everything that can go wrong, would not just DO trips like this one, but absolutely LOVE doing them! I guess it just comes down to the fact that overcoming the inherent challenges, added to the fun of the thing, is worth the risks.
I leave for Colorado Springs early on Sunday morning, and we start riding on Tuesday. I can't wait!