Stuck in the modern trappings of a wife, 2.5 kids, a mortgage and a demanding job, I have always envied those free spirits on wheels that I see cruising along the streets of Montreal. Fortunately for me, I happen to know a few of those young free riding spirits.
So the idea was to get myself on the bike every morning and just go somewhere. I also decided to take on any group ride that happen to come my way. In a great stroke of luck, I had fantastic weather all week and I was able to ride out every day, not that rain was going to be a problem.
I must say that I had amazing experiences with all those that I had the privilege to ride with. In spite of having ridden most of this City, I still managed to find new places I hadn't seen yet. I rode next to crazy and daring riders who gave me a show in riding prowess that should belong in one of those rock videos. I rode myself to bicycle overdose! I never taught that could be possible...it was.
At the end of the week, I had lived an amazing chapter in my life but came to a sad conclusion. Being a Bike Bum is not just riding your bike everyday, it is a life style. At this stage in my life I can only hope to be a wannabe in the face of all those fantastic free spirits who live it everyday. I shall envy them to the grave and love them forever.
Ride free and safe. Godspeed