Why do we obsess about the destination? We hyperfocus on the goal, the trip at the end of the road, the special place that needed a special permit reserved six months in advance by the luck of a lottery draw. The plane tickets, the hotel reservations, the airport parking shuttle. It seems that we can sometimes forget the adventure and freedom of the road, forget what it’s like to explore the world in person. Living out of a car for a long road trip should be a rite of passage for Americans, young and old. Our country is so vast, one trip will never be enough, igniting fervor inside for a journey through the nation. (more…)
How do you plan a bike trip? Often it’s all about maps, maps and more maps.
We’re veering a little from our classic Monday version of Lane Love, simply because we dig this photo so much. A great interpretation of a bike route used to get from one point to another, whether it involved a bike lane or not.
Have a lane that you love? Send us a photo! You can post it to our Facebook page, shoot us an email at blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com or upload to our Flickr group and we might just feature it here on our weekly photo feature, Lane Love.
Image: Karen Foto
Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!
Cycling is no new thing. In fact, people have been using two wheels since the early 1800s. And although these days you might map out your route with your iPhone, bike maps date back quite some time. So here’s some old school inspiration to get you planning your next ride.