|Our dirt is getting pretty crusty these days...|
I've seen friends and acquaintances doing rides in all sorts of cool places, not just in North America, but all over the world already. If this keeps up, I'll be shamed to say I rode anything one tenth as awesome.
But be that as it may, I am riding, and that's what matters most, no? I sure hope these images of far off places and super-tech terrain don't get you down, but that they inspire you. However; it sure is hard not to sit in front of the digital idiot box wondering what it must be like for these lucky souls and getting just a wee bit down about your "lack of epic-ness". Just remember, any ride can be an adventure- your adventure. You can own it, live it, and tell about it later. No matter what terrain it was done on. A ride on a bicycle is better than not riding and staring at a monitor.
So, ride around the block. Ride to the store. Ride for an afternoon, morning, or under the moon. Cruise the earth's crust wherever you are. Whatever you do, just remember to cherish the time, stop and look around, and don't worry about anybody elses version of what constitutes a "big deal" of a bike ride. Have fun- go ride your bicycle.