Ha! Chalk this post up to shameless self-promotion, but I thought this clip from my professional-athlete brother and his professional-athlete friend, talking about their two “sufferfest” bike/climbing tours, was hilarious (the best stuff for bike touring badassery starts around 40 seconds:)
Just for fairness’ sake, this was my take on the whole Sufferfest thing, and my take on Sufferfest 2, back when they both actually happened. No, I suppose it doesn’t do much to dispel what Cedar calls my “oh, everything is so delightful!” approach to bike touring;)
I figure it just goes to show that nothing makes you a badass like not owning a car. heh. Or something.
You made extreme pro athletes Alex Honnold & Cedar Wright “feel like pansies.” Now THAT’s bad-ass! :-)
Ha! Though what you’re not seeing is that they’d been biking and climbing for like three weeks already when I showed up all chipper and full of energy, so really, I’m not sure there’s much of a comparison in badassery;)
That is AWESOME, Stasia! Inspiring for me to get back on my bike a little more often! :)
Yeah!! Do it! (I bet you’ll be happy you did:)