I know that I am far from alone in this thought. But I bet there are few bicycle travelers out there who have had a song about a tent sung at their wedding.
I proposed to my girlfriend, Kat Marriner, on our first bicycle trip together. It was a four month-journey through the Balkans.
It wasn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. It was often far from romantic. But that journey was the rock-solid foundation of our relationship.
I wrote letters home to my brother (as I often have) from my travels. My brother happens to be a song writer.
What I didn’t know is that he took the words from my letters and fashioned a song from them. A song that I didn’t know he had written until the moment he sang it to Kat and me at our wedding.
We cried then (1997) … and we cry every year on our anniversary when I sing it to Kat. It doesn’t sound as good as when my brother sings it … but the words always ring true.
And to think my brother could have purchased us a set of silverware instead.
Dream. Pedal. Travel. Repeat.
Originally posted on the Adventure Cycling Association’s blog.