I happened to catch the end of today’s stage of Paris-Nice. I enjoyed it thoroughly. While it is not an opinion that I have, I have heard that people find bike races quite boring. Certainly it is more fun to be in them rather than watch them, but you can’t beat the scenery. Wow!
Last year I took to cycling vacations and found myself cycling through some awesome landscapes. I was fully immersed in it all. We crossed mountains, rivers, and lakes. We road along the coast and into the woods and tall grasslands.
As I was watching them coast down roads with rocky faces, I really found myself wishing I were on vacation again. I wish I had the financial wherewithal to take so many more cycling vacations. Maybe I need a sponsor with deep pockets to help defray the costs of my dream lifestyle.
I have been reading some amazing posts about people who seem to have vacations every month, or at least that what it seems. They seem to have made a career out of traveling. Am I jealous? Somewhat. I know it isn’t all perfect. I know that they have worked hard to get the travel opportunities they have taken. I also know that compared to many people I know, that my lifestyle is enviable. However, today, after watching those sleek bikes careening through picturesque French villages and racing down mountain passes, I can’t but help wishing I were on a bike somewhere right now. This is especially true when I look out the window and see the snow starting to fall.