So much has changed since then. Not just for me personally, but for the world as well. Through it all, the one thing that has stayed consistent for me is my love of bikes.
What’s new? Well, gravel became a thing. And of course, I love it. Tubeless, disc brakes and electronic shifting are legit. A lot has changed, but not the part that really matters.
I’m talking about the feeling of being connected to the outdoors, through a bicycle. The thrill of railing a corner, feeling at one with the machine you’re on. Feeling your tires float over whatever surface you’re tackling. The wind in your face as it blows across your ears, and the familiar sting in your legs draw your attention away from your worries and into the moment. Just for a little while, you’re free, and reminded you’re capable of so much more than you were aware just hours ago.
That’s what keeps me coming back, and why I’ll never stop.