The Fit Recovery Dictionary defines “Road Trip” thusly:
- A trip made by Plane, Train or Automobile to get to a destination to ride one’s bicycle.
- A trip made by bicycle to get to a destination to ride one’s bicycle.
The road trip, done correctly, is one of the most enjoyable journeys known to man, or woman. The trick is to plan said journey with someone who has been there before so they know all of the tricks before you show up – it takes much of the stress out of the journey.
Example of definition 1:
The Northwest Tour in Northwestern Michican
Horsey Hundred, Georgetown, Kentucky
Example of definition 2:
DALMAC (Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw) bike ride
Now, technically DALMAC is a hybrid because my wife drove me to Lansing to drop me off but given the ability to take more time off from work, riding to Lansing the night before is quite simple – at least from my house it is. That said, in all of the photos the participants are smiling. This is because it’s exceptionally difficult to be a stick in the mud when it comes to a road trip. In fact, if you choose to be said “stick in the mud”, chances are you’ll suffer alone. Suck it up, make your apologies, and all will be forgiven.
The road trip is something every cyclist should enjoy several times a year.