There Is No Fun In A Numb Bum
I will be 76 next year and plan riding across China - though plan
is a misnomer. Intend
is better. Planning takes up time and time, for Oldies, is precious. Why waste it preparing for something when I may have snuffed it before the doing gets under way?
Experience in circumnavigated the Americas (45,000 Ks) over the past two years has taught me the following:
Ride a bike that you can lift after a fall.
Ride a bike for which spares are readily available on your route.
Carry a minimum of luggage.
Acquire a custom saddle.
A great saddle would have added immensely to the pleasure of my recent journey. There is no fun in a numb bum. When, on occasion, I met with Harley Riders and Gold Wing riders. I would stroke enviously their leather armchairs.