The Modern Horse

Gunnar

I feel obligated to speak a bit about my new touring bike which should be delivered in about two weeks.   While my bike won’t be exactly configured like the one shown above, it is close.

When I was young, many of my Saturday mornings were filled with cowboy movies.   It was pretty standard fare with names such a Bonanza, Wagon Train, Maverick, Rawhide, The Rifleman, and my personal favorite Have Gun Will Travel.   I understood the concept good versus evil but struggled a bit with the serious punishment delivered when someone stole a horse that is until I started riding my bike for any distance.

Once I started the long trips the thoughts of “what would I do if I broke down 30 miles away from home kicked in”.   My bond with road bike only grew over time.   I “trusted” my bike to get me wherever I needed to go with only minor difficulty.   It became an extension of my personality.

Yeah, I know it sounds a bit weird but don’t mess with my bike!

 

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