Ryan Miller, the badass lead singer from @guster doing the electric boogaloo on the Lake Champlain Bike Trail yesterday.
He has a voice like an angel and an awesome 1980's mountain bike.
This section of the 40 mile bicycle path is built on top of a repurposed rail line that impossibly jets 2 miles into one of North America's biggest lakes — supported by bus-sized blocks of marble dumped there 100 years ago during Vermont's marble boom. It's super-bizarre riding your bike on enough marble to build the Washington Monument twice over, surrounded by water on all sides.
Even more awesome is the bike ferry in the middle of the trail — the only way to get across a 100-yard gap where a bridge blew down some years ago.
During our ride, Ryan and I came up with the Undeniable Law of Awesomeness (ULOA™), which basically states that something is awesome only of it makes the world more interesting.
And something is NOT awesome if it doesn't.
That's why people who paint their houses funny colors, bikinis on jet skis, and platform sneakers are fundamentally awesome, even if they can be kind of creepy too. So is bacon ice-cream.
Spandex, Toyota Prius', and all those pricey American restaurants that are popping up everywhere that have virtually the same menu (expensive hamburger, grilled salmon, swordfish steak, frites, salad) are never awesome, and as such, should be replaced whenever possible with more interesting things, hopefully invented in other countries.
Please post anything that you think qualifies as awesome under the ULOA™.