Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bike Touring since the 1970s

A theme of our trip has been the stark changes in bike touring since the 70s. We've met a slew of seasoned cyclists who began touring in the 70s before they even knew what they were doing. There was no warmshowers.org, there weren't bike lanes, there weren't touring specific bikes. Gosh. It was a crazy world.

The savage and uncharted bike touring of yore is to today's bike touring scene what ice hockey is to  underwater hockey.

The sports have evolved a lot since the 1970s.

Why do we know about underwater hockey? 
Because our host in Newport, OR plays it. Great!

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