I've ridden most days combining short loops around home, longer XC rides or some power hour trail sessions. The knee pads are back on and the speed has increased a little on the descents this past week which is a great feeling. As riders we love our bikes as we are always taking photos of them, but I reckon they mean more to us now, maybe more than ever.
When I decided not to surf for a bit, a decision that I know for many has been frustrating and tough on the mindset, I also know that when I pull the bike out of the shed, and 'Volia!'.... a very welcomed travel machine, the means to escape whatever the weather, and that frustration just disappears. The bicycle has to be the best invention ever, the greatest mood changer, and possibly the best tool for being mindful for a sustained period of time. All hail the bike.