COLUMN: The late CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt, of “On the Road” fame, called Beartooth Highway the most beautiful drive in America. It’s even better from the seat of a bicycle.

I popped my head above the 3-foot-high rock formation separating us from a 1,000-foot drop to the Columbia River below. The expanse of Wallula Gap scenery below made my head spin, and I quickly retreated. I don't like heights.