I have been cycling most of my life. It has always been a refuge of sorts for me. I love mountain biking because on the trails you need to concentrate, keep focused on where your bike is going and all other things fall away. It helps to clear my mind. If your mind is elsewhere while mountain biking, you will fall. Road cycling is fun for the rush of speed you can get, especially down a large hill.
These are my cycling loves, I am not a racer, I like to ride my bike. What time inevitably does is allows you to accept who you are as a person, and a cyclist. You can be a triathlete, track racer, mountain bike racer, etc., but we need to remember to let each and every person who rides a bike be who they are. Sometimes as cyclists we can push people to “go to the next level”, when what we should really be doing is embracing another person who has found the love of the bicycle, no matter how different that love may look to what we love about our adventures on two wheels.
I have had many different people push me to be a bit faster, better climbing (funny no one has ever tried to make me go down hills faster) anyway, my point is; I am not the fastest cyclist but rest somewhere in-between, a place I am happy with. I don’t like to do hill repeats, sprint sessions, chart my progress. I like to stay fit and love where my bike can take me. Sometimes we as cyclist need to remember the shear enjoyment of riding a bicycle. I love my grocery getter cruiser, my road bike and my mountain bike. I love to ride. I guess what I am trying to formulate here is any cyclist is a good one, we appreciate the enjoyment the bicycle can bring to our lives.
I Love cycling. Love to explore on my bike. Love to explore food that fuels my ride.