Slow Down And Take Notice.


I have been up to a lot of things, I have been trying to ride more miles per ride than before.  Instead of pushing for days in the saddle I have been trying to complete some mileage goals that have been daunting me for the last few years.  I am beginning to think that I should have given road riding more of a go over the years.  Certainly my problem wasn't with the beauty of road bikes, their beauty is timeless artwork, but more-so with the miles I would have had to put in saddle.  Saddle time aside it is nice to be able to push yourself further than before.  I even found myself sprinting up my street the other night.

Don't forget though I have been putting some time in on the XC bike too, especially trying to find a fault in some new tires, that I am beginning to love.

Exploring, that's what I will call my recent few rides, because they really are just exploring, it's amazing what you can find when you are on a bike rather than behind the wheel of a car.  Just Sunday I had some of the best water I have tasted in my life from a natural spring about 30 miles into the ride.  It is amazing how beautiful your surroundings are when you allow yourself the time to slow down and take notice.

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