What is it about a giant, fiberglass peg-legged pirate that will make me ride 170 miles out of my way?
Is that the dumbest sentence you’ve ever read?
Sometimes my ‘reasons’ for riding must seem completely ridiculous. And on more than one occasion I’ve wondered: it is really the thing that I want to see – or – is just an excuse to go for a ride?
Maybe it’s a little of both?
Roadside stuff taps into the whimsical parts of life that I love. So much of my day to day life is… serious. Excursions to see giant chickens and pirates and muffler men (oh my!) offer a perfect silly escape from the same old same old. If seeing something like a humongous cauliflower doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I think you’ve got problems.
Of course, when I do have a specific destination in mind I do try to string together a great ride to get there. It becomes a win-win situation. Seeing something silly and getting in a great ride. Will ride for nonsense.
How About You?
Are you often focused on something specific when you go out for rides?