Last year, Vadim Sahakian and Artia Moghbel, two friends from middle school, did something most of us only daydream about.
“The pure essence of adventure must be lived firsthand. You run toward the rain, the snow, the tempest. You appreciate sweat pouring down from your brow on a backpack trip. That moment you crest a 14,000 foot peak, every cell..."
Join legendary radio talk show host Barry Farber tonight as he interviews six continent world bicycle traveler Frosty Wooldridge on his “Bicycling the Continental Divide Ride—Mexico to Canada—2013”.
When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age.
““Remember what Bilbo Baggins used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.””
Statue of a mountain man in Montana. Mountain men lived rough, tough and dangerous lives. They trapped beaver, shot their own food, built their own cabins, traded with the Indians, got killed by grizzly bears and lived hard lives.
Blue marlins are known for putting up a huge fight when they are hooked.
“Time means nothing now. It slips away as easily as grains of sand on a wind-swept beach.Those grains only trade places. On my bike, I change the same way—new locations in the passage of time. The pedaling is incidental—like breathing.
Travel becomes the great educator and humbler. The subtleties of travel acquaint you with great characters of history and inspire you to your own greatness. Travel renders ideas for your own life process.
Ancient Greece featured Aristotle and Socrates. It enthroned its mightiest warrior in Achilles who overthrew Troy with a Trojan horse. The Parthenon boasts the grandest architecture of the Greeks from 776 B.C. But nothing beats the Oracle of Delphi.
A million pedal strokes etch memories into the muscles in your legs with a single purpose: to power the crank and move the bicycle forward. Food flows into your body, bringing it power and strength. Water drenches your cells with liquid life.
Many of us can't imagine any better way to spend the day than traipsing around in the outdoors, hiking through the hills, stalking the wily red squirrel, or sitting on a river bank watching a line baited for a big catfish.
The Barry twins travel up to Wisconsin to capture some of the world's top outdoor sportsmen and women in action.
“Pedaling up into the high Sierra Mountains out of Yosemite, you travel light, lean and clean. You carry your house on your bicycle with kitchen, stove, food, water, tent, sleeping bag and mattress. You live simply, spiritually and physically."
Emerson said, "God laughs in flowers." “On a bicycle journey across America, you pedal through, along and past billions of flowers of every color, shape and description. God's laughter speaks to your visual senses."
Adventure offers every human being the ability to live ‘the’ moment of his or her most passionate idea, fantasy or pursuit. It may take form in the arts, sports, travel or other creative endeavors. Once engaged, a person enjoys ‘satori’ or....
“On an adventure: the day quits, the road ends, the light fades, your body wearies and the movement of life slows. When you walk the bikes down to the shoreline, this idyllic spot beckons your heart."
The idea of a motor home from the makers of the diminutive Mini Cooper sounds like a joke—and it actually started out that way.
“What is adventure? If a lone wolf lifts his plaintive call into the moonlight near your campsite, you might call that adventure. While you’re sweating like a horse on a climb over a 12,000 foot pass, that could be adventure."
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. [i.e. watching television for endless hours] Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Have the courage to follow your dreams.
“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
MINI has chosen the height of the British summer to unveil its new motoring-cum-camping concepts aimed at music festival goers and outdoor types in need of what the company euphemistically describes as "overnight solutions."
"Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to win and lose many a battle." Ann
“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure at heart.” - Iris Murdoch
"I wouldn't be surprised if poetry—poetry in the broadest sense, in the sense of a world filled with metaphor, rhyme, and recurring patterns, shapes, and designs—is how the world works. The world isn't logical, it's a song."
Brooks-Range Foray Tent
“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” ~ Edward Abbey
Need a creative way to beat the summer heat? Try these odd ways to ride the waves.
"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip.
“Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living!...Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions."