KINSHIP. CAMARADERIE. A CONNECTION. So much of our motivation to ride can be traced to a desire to form meaningful relationships with other humans. We’re all searching to feel like we belong, and we ride because it helps us find ‘our people.’
Our dirt companions often change over the years—full-day missions shared with a group of buddies untethered of responsibilities and unbound by time constraints are eventually replaced by laps with the kids at the neighborhood pumptrack or a stolen hour at dusk with a co-worker—but it all means the same thing: Miles pedaled together equate to lasting bonds.