Don’t get me wrong — I love bike porn. But it’s nice to have stories in there, too. I think that’s why I’ve watched “Roam” like seven times (would’ve been more if I hadn’t loaned it to a friend who gave it to another friend who confessed he had it months after the fact…anyway).
I can’t imagine trying to ride a bike 2,700 miles along the Continental Divide. At the same time, as Jason Vogel of BMA told me, it still seems somehow more attainable, or relate-able, than flying off a 40 foot cliff (bike porn!). There’s something about it that makes you feel like you could do it, maybe, if you tried really, really hard.