Loops vs. Lines

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While riding one of my favorite rides the other day a realization hit me.  I’ve probably ridden this loop over a hundred times in the past few years.  I know where every bump in the road is, how far the climbs are and at what % grade, what stop lights are triggered by a bike, etc.  In fact it got me thinking that 99.9% of the rides I do are loops.  As Matt and I train for our ride almost all of our training rides have been loops on roads we’ve ridden many times before.  That’s when I started thinking about cycling across America.  We’ll be cycling lines not loops, starting and ending in towns we’ve never been to before and riding roads we’ve never ridden before.  While the loops are trusted routes that have prepared us well, we’re ready to abandon them for the adventure of riding lines!  So while we all need the stability of loops in our lives it’s fun to change things and see where the lines take us.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Loops vs. Lines

  1. I love it. So true. We all need plenty of “lines” in life.

  2. Amy

    Well written Dad!! It’s very nice to have a balance of loops and lines!

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