A “Little” ride around the Matterhorn!
By Julia Hobson
It’s a word that gets used, and probably overused, a lot.
It means different things to different people, and even for one person, adventures can come in many different forms.
But if adventure means going beyond one’s own personal comfort zone, doing something that scares you or pushes you to your limits, physically and mentally, going where you haven’t been before, and where the outcome is uncertain, then we can all have our own different limits for adventure. Just because someone has had them before, doesn’t mean we can’t have our own ones too.
I go on what I call “adventures” all the time…they are really just fun days or trips, often exploring new to me places, and there are different levels of danger, risk, or fear which I’m prepared to expose myself to on each of these.
But it’s been a while since I had what for me I would consider a real adventure, and this summer I decided that needed to change. That little part of me that craves adrenaline, excitement, discovery, maybe even the feeling of fear and scaring myself a little, was becoming restless. Inevitably, this adventure needed to include Mountains, and preferably, my trusty Hope blinged, Juliana Bicycles Roubion….the best adventure vehicle I own.