When touring, actually magical moments are sometimes totally unplanned and require merely being in the precise place on the proper time.
This was definitely the case this previous Saturday (January 17, 2009) after I stumbled upon a masked marching band inflicting a ruckus on the streets of downtown Luzern, Switzerland.
As I stood with my digital camera off within the distance, a person got here as much as me and defined (in German) that Mr. Bucherer, the proprietor of a giant jewellery retailer right here in Luzern, had simply arrived on the town and that this was his method of creating an entrance (Or at the least, that’s what I believe the person was saying? My German is horrible, so don’t quote me on that).
Anyway, I rapidly adopted after the band and positioned myself in a great spot to drag out my Flip Mino HD video digital camera to document some video for you.
The next is only a small style of what I skilled:
Whereas all of this was occurring, I stored pondering to myself, “If I had been wherever else immediately, I’d not have been in a position to expertise this. If I had been on my bicycle I’d have ridden proper previous. If I had been in my house, I’d have heard the music, however seemingly not been in a position to get out in time to partake within the festivities. If I had been even just some blocks away, I wouldn’t have even recognized that I had missed such a particular second.”
I suppose it simply proves my level that lots of the most memorable moments when touring by bicycle happen if you find yourself off the bike. The bicycle is an unimaginable option to get from one place to the following, however the actually magical moments appear to virtually all the time happen if you step off the bike and decelerate simply sufficient to actually expertise your environment.
Out of your travels prior to now (whether or not they be on a bicycle tour or not), what sort of particular moments have you ever skilled which were totally unplanned and occurred just by being in the precise place on the proper time? Let me know by leaving a remark beneath: