Even mountain bikers can slow down a little bit. We can leave the number plates at home once in a while. We can ride without our power meters, hear rate monitors, GPS computers, and Strava-hunting attitudes. Ride, not for the fitness, but for the simple, innate pleasure of it all.
Riding a bike is a reminder that we are most happy when we are free, independent, and on the move. Bikes have changed my life, and they are changing lives for the better all over the world. Bikes have a way of knitting people together and creating friendships among opposites. They can heal wounds as well as souls.