I just came across this video interview of a woman who did some bicycle touring in Michigan back in 1940! It's about 8 minutes long and is an eye opener. I found it on an Adventure Cycling Association blog. I loved seeing some of her old photographs of her touring gang and hearing her description of what it meant to her and her friends to own a bike during the depression. The message I took away from this piece of history is: it does not matter what people think of your wacky ideas, if it's fun to you, don't let opinions stop you. Your may just be a trendsetter.