« on: February 04, 2011, 02:03:50 pm »
I find it hard to not comment here so please forgive me for my ignorance. I haven't ridden anything longer than a 15 miles so I really can't speak from bicycling experience. However, I have ridden motorcycles for many many years. I can tell you that I love the ride and barely give a hoot about the destination. It would seem normal for me that ten minutes after I arrive somewhere that I am ready to get back on the road. This can drive my wife nuts but I love the ride. Usually, it doesn't matter where we're going as long as I riding.
Now, I'm ready to sell my motorcycle and transfer my wanderlust to bicycling. I dream of touring a lot and look forward to getting out there. This is easy to say with virtually zero experience, but I have always been a dreamer, so...I can't wait. I know that I have so very much to learn but I am looking forward to learning something new every day and learning it while on the road. I love adventure and live for change so I feel very excited about my opportunities in touring.
If I were qualified to answer your question, I guess I would say that I would observe the destination and end of a big crossing with bittersweet tears of excitement and joy. Then I would look over my shoulder and wonder if there were time to go back and do it again...