It had been a great day in the saddle. We were in Mallorca, had
climbed the magical Sa Calobra, and we were about to do the long,
fast descent down Puig Major towards a welcoming beer in our hotel.
The sun was shining and spirits were high.
One of the riders in our group said 'This is why we
It was a concise observation at the time and we all nodded, but
it was only in the following days and weeks that the phrase really
struck home, and it became something of a mantra for me.
And it is - this is why we do long base miles in the winter,
hurt ourselves on a turbo in an unwelcoming garage or do these
virtual races on Zwift: so we can maximise our enjoyment of those
magical experiences out in the wild.
Our daily lives, and the cities we live in are busy, chaotic and
Cycling is our escape from all of that.