The latest and greatest certainly has it's place. I'll be the first to admit I drool over some of the new technology and love new bikes, parts, accessories, etc. But let's not miss the point, it's not about what you ride, it's about the ride.
Not to get all philosophical, but it really is about the act of riding. The clearing of your head, the release of energy, the places you go and what you see and who you interact with. The journey itself is what I'm after. The bike is a tool to get us over yonder.
Old school is cool! Don't get caught up in not having all of the gear. Or the latest carbon frame, wheels, or otherwise. Just go ride. Savor the good it brings into your life and soak it all up when you're out there.
Bikes are cool. People riding bikes are cool. Go get some. Run what you brung....don't miss experiences and rides.
Rider or is it writer?
My name is Adam Harris. I'm a lifelong cyclist. I love bikes. All types of bikes. I hope I can relay the joy that cycling provides me through glimpses into my thoughts and some of my mini adventures.