Archives for September 2016
The surest way to know if you love someone or hate them is to travel with them.
If you really want to know what someone’s like, there’s no better way to find out than to go on a journey with them. Preferably a long, slow journey, one that requires you to work together to reach a shared goal. Mark Twain, in Tom Sawyer Abroad, put it like this: “There ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
For Catherine Pringle, the protagonist in Peloton of Two, the stakes are higher than just friendship. She needs to know if the man she’s with is her soulmate. So, in a moment of madness, she decides that the best way to find out is to spend an entire summer with him in France on a tandem. A three-month Tour de France, just the two of them for more than 4,000 kilometres, with no one looking on except the readers of Catherine’s tell-all newspaper column. [Read more…]