Some Peo­ple Feel the Rain, Oth­ers Just Get Wet

Words & Pho­tos by Katie Holden

Mountain Bike for Her - - Contents - Words and Pho­tos by Katie Holden

L iv­ing out of a suit­case, trav­el­ling the world with my bike is the coolest thing ever, but there is no place I would rather be than the cold and rainy north­west at this time of year. It can be kind of mis­er­able. It is cold. It is wet. The days are short. But I love it.

I love be­ing out on the trails when it’s quiet, when the dirt is dark and the veg­e­ta­tion is green. I love the mud in my face. I love go­ing for tea with dried mud speck­led across my face. I love peel­ing off all the wet and dirty lay­ers. I love tak­ing a shower and watch­ing all the dirt go down the drain. I love sit­ting in front of the fire. I even kinda love feel­ing your fin­gers and toes thaw out, al­beit some­times it can be a lit­tle painful.

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