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Field Tripping: Adventure Cycling

Field Tripping: Adventure Cycling

I got myself a bicycle built for touring years ago, an aspirational purchase that I hoped would set me up for bike camping trips all over the world, so then I would be the kind of person who takes bike camping trips all over the world, and that would be cool. I've made lots of buys like this, and usually they fail. The fancy supplies from Williams-Sonoma didn't make me a baker. The racing suits and rubber towels didn't make me a swimmer. The digital drum set totally failed to turn me into a rocker—it's been donated to 901 Arts in hopes that some kid can take my place in that little fantasy. That dream of capitalism—that we are never good enough as we are,...

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