One finds the
Beach Bike Week a kind of living
thing, where people can wander down to the edge
of the ocean and smell the salt spray pouring up into
the air from the vastness beyond. And the sound is
the most alluring of all, rolling up over the beaches and
enticing those who are near, much as it has done for
millenia, from the Greeks who plied the Aegean to
the Portuguese who rounded the tip of Africa.
And though Bike Week is on land, the beach aspect
is unique here, and people come to it with awe.
In the human species it is perhaps ingrained in the
genes by this point. It signifies adventure, which
is one of the qualities of the wandering
adventurer within us.