Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bicycle Mail

Who doesn't like to get mail?  Especially in winter if it is a catalogue of bicycle tours arranged for the summer?

My wish book

My copy of the Adventure Cycling Association's 2012 Tours showed up in yesterday's mail and I couldn't wait to open it and dream.  You may remember that Sears used to call their Christmas catalogue the "Wish Book" and this booklet is no different.  Sitting in my most comfortable chair and enjoying the warm, low sun that is shining through my south facing windows, I became lost in a bicycle reverie.

Blissful reading
Taking me back to Charles Frazier's 1997 "Cold Mountain" I found a tour called the "Blue Ridge Bliss".  A dismounted cyclist resting against a stone wall and soaking up the view over the hazy blue mountains that stretch to the horizon.

Doesn't that look inviting?
Every left hand page has an enticing, glossy photo of some sort of cycling adventure - a couple cycling along a mountain lake, a group of cyclists resting against the weathered boards of a barn wall or tandem riders breezing along a sinuous, canopied road.

The Adventure Cycling Association offers a range of bike tours to suit all ages and all skill levels.  Everything from self supported tours to guided trips with a stop at a hotel or other accommodation each night.

While I might have my own plans for bike trips this summer, I still can dream can't I?


  1. Lets plan one for 2013!

  2. Thanks so much for your nice post about our tours book! Hope you'll ride with us soon.

  3. Thank you for your warm and inviting remarks about tours in our tours book. Our goal was to invite people to dream. Looks like we succeeded. Hope to meet you during one of our tours soon.

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