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The Call of the Open Road

Although I spend a lot of time and column inches writing about urban cycling, what gets me really excited is going rural on the bike.  It’s a big reason why, when it was time to buy a new bike a few years back, I went with a long distance, drop bar, ride over anything rig.   628 more words

Bicycle Tourism

Coming This Week: January 24th - 30th

Week one in Texas was smooth, although the cool temps surprised me.  I know that it rains in Texas but I’m never ready for it.  This week should be a nice, enjoying the sights in San Antonio.   135 more words

Travel Life

Stetson XXX Open Road


This hat was made by the John B. Stetson Company.  It is their iconic Open Road style, with a thin ribbon, narrow binding and a fedora flanged brim. 14 more words


Day 329

Today I am grateful for quick reflexes and good brakes.

A long stretch of pitch black, night soaked, in the middle of nowhere Texas country road. 182 more words




By the time Johnny Benchfield turned off of Highway 14 coming out of Tully, Mississippi, he was ready for a break.  1,145 more words

An Open Road

EXCERPT from Book of Joy.

# 4. Be in Your Car

There’s something about speed, the motion of a car, that can help connect our little spirits to Big Spirit. 404 more words

The Death of Our Love Affair With the Road.

In the near future the self-driving car will be the only thing you will be able to find on the showroom of new car dealership. For myself and all those car enthusiast this will kill the very reason we fell in love the automobile in the first place, the joy of driving. 691 more words