About..... The ROAD NOT TAKEN
With over 25 years of cycling experience, it was an easy decision to couple my work background with my love of cycling and exploring new places, to create a business that offers unique bicycle tours and outstanding personal service.
For much of my life, I lived in New York State and enjoyed biking in many areas of the “Upstate.” During that time, I’ve ridden over 50,000 miles including bike tours and 40+ fund-raising bike rides for charities. I often volunteered as a road leader for charity rides, to assist and guide other riders of varying abilities while talking with participants to learn about them, why they ride, and why they supported the particular charity.
The feeling of adventure and excitement on a 25 mile ride as a 12-year-old with my best friend or the sense of accomplishment as an adult after completing a one-day, 145-mile solo ride never gets old. I have always loved exploring new places by bike. After moving to Charleston, SC, I continue to explore the Charleston, SC area, which has been voted one of the top cities to visit in the country with incredible history, amazing food, and beautiful places to see. I’m thrilled to be turning my love of bicycling into a business that will allow me to experience the feeling of excitement and adventure that others have when discovering the new and interesting places we’ll take them.
If you are wondering about the name of the company, it seemed the Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken was appropriate because I think it represents the desire to make a choice in life and follow your vision. I also feel it’s appropriate since many times as bicyclists we look for roads that are not heavily traveled, where one can experience the people and unique sights of the areas we ride.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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