Happiness Is Being In The Snake River Canyon. Sadness Is Having To Leave It.

It was real easy to get down into the canyon — like, 40 mile per hour easy — and it was easy to ride in the canyon. Maybe that’s why I’m so happy. But possibly the happiest part was the 10 mile, 2,000 foot climb out of the canyon on a road that I can only describe as unbelievably, amazingly, spectacularly awesome.

But all unbelievably, amazingly, spectacular things must come to an end. Here is my last look at the Snake River, and that makes me sad.

Before closing, I just want to thank you all for your participation in my happy/sad/earworm challenge. I have to admit that I haven’t been able to keep up on reading them because my days have kind of been consumed with cycling, hiking and blogging lately. I know, very selfish on my part. But I think I’ll be taking an off-day sometime soon and I’ll try to catch up on everybody’s posts.

Before I close, I do want to give special recognition to Suzanne who has been posting something happy every single day. Also, I just watched Janos’ videos of the meet up with Scott & Rocky and loved them. Unfortunately, as always, the videographer never gets to be in his own videos.

Oh, one more thing. I was texting with a buddy last night and he noticed the holiness vs. hellishness them of my blog. At some point, a song we are both familiar with came up. That song became my earworm for today.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

4 response to "Happiness Is Being In The Snake River Canyon. Sadness Is Having To Leave It."

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: September 11, 2021

    Haha! I haven’t heard that Cake song in ages. Perfect!

    Oh, those squiggly line roads are the best, and I love climbing. I’m so jealous! Hope there’s lots more happiness to be found on the road ahead.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 12, 2021

    Spectacular view and ride! I understand why you would be reluctant to move on.
    It would be difficult to think you didn’t consider jumping the canyon on the Surly, 😉

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: September 12, 2021

    Thanks for the special recognition, Greg! All the credit goes to you for creating this challenge. What could be better than looking out for things that make you happy. And reading about your ride in Snake River Canyon makes me happy, too.

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