Category Archives: Cycling Adventure Stories

Riding the Katy Trail | A Lesson in Bike Buying and June Bugs

Most every state has its “Bike Across (Insert State Name Here)” annual tour, where reformed couch potatoes mingle with aging triathletes. The cyclists bond over small town charm, grinding climbs and snacks of “gorp,” a tasteless trail mix of peanuts, raisins, cranberries, and other foods that Wal-Mart rejected. Even Kansas hosts a 500-mile, eight-day recreational tour where more people presumably quit out of boredom than exhaustion.
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Grin and Bear it | Cycling / Swimming Through Banff National Park

I contend that Chinese water torture was invented by an accountant. It’s the cheapest torment known to man. Here’s how it works:

1. Strap your victim face-up on a table. Laugh at his pitiful screams.
2. Slowly drip water onto his forehead.
3. Wait 2-3 hours.

The victim, according to historians who documented the torture tactics of the Spanish Inquisition, would perceive a hollow bowl forming in the middle of his forehead and, given enough time, would go stark raving mad.

Mother Nature has its own form of Chinese water torture: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

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