“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”
— Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961
More than 100 local cyclists turned up at Trinity Bicycles at 207 S. Main St. on April 28 to hear them talk about their adventures on the road.
Russ, a photographer, and Laura, a writer and jewelry maker, began the trip last July in Portland, Ore., cycled down the West Coast and currently are in North Carolina.
As they’ve traveled across the United States, they’ve been stopping in various cities to give presentations about their journey and how others can become bicycle nomads.
They’ve been chronicling their journey on the website The Path Less Pedaled and a Facebook page of the same name. Now they’ve made a video slide show about their first year on the road.
Check it out. A couple shots of their visit to Trinity Bicycles are at 3:50 and 3:54 in the slide show.