Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

4 years ago | All, Fitness

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I’m a User Interface (UI) designer/developer and an athlete. In a past life, not too long ago, I raced bicycles at a professional level, competing in Europe and across North America with some of the world’s fastest cyclists.

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They say you’re supposed to appreciate the small things, but sometimes you realize the small things are pretty significant. And then again, maybe the act of appreciating is also seeing the large awesomeness of seemingly minuscule conundrums.

My Trek X-Calibre 29er

Lately my Sundays have been spent catching up on this or that. All work, no play. But today was different. I was dead set on getting a mountain bike ride in, and I was the best decision I could have made.

I snapped the image above (click the image to make it larger) with my iPhone about five minutes into my ride. I needed to stop and pull a small stick out of my front deralleur when I looked up and realized how serene everything was. I’ll let the image speak its thousand words – what a great ride!

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