This short gallery is dedicated to specific locations that inspire me as a cyclist. I bike many back roads in rural Johnson County near my home. But it wasn't until I heard an NPR podcast with Bill Strickland, editor at-large for Bicycling Magazine, that I decided to document my favorite ride locations. In the magazine's 50th anniversary issue, Strickland discussed a feature titled "Ride Of My Life." The interview got be to thinking about rides that are meaningful to me. The following locations aren't far from my home in Franklin. But these places never fail to touch me for the simple beauty they represent.