Temperatures in Boston have finally made it into a range that can be considered springlike and warmer temps remind me of longer rides. Bike touring and distance rides can be a lot of fun and I ran across a blog noting quite an incredible journey.
Distance is one of the key descriptors of how impressive a ride or trip is, but in this case the impressive part to me is those who were on the ride. The Vogel family completed a tour from Alaska to Argentina. Yes, I said family. Parents. Kids. Dog. The following comes from their website:
Nancy Sathre-Vogel, a 21-year veteran of classroom teaching, finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico.
Many families have trouble eating dinner together and this family biked as a unit for over 1,000 days. While some kids study geography in a classroom, these kids pedaled geography - for years. While some kids whine, "Are we there yet?" after a few hours in car, these kids endured 17,300 miles on their bikes. Clicking around their blog for me put quite a few things into perspective.
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