Bicycling (South Africa)
THE LIFE EPIPHANY RIDE
The ride when everything clicks, and you feel like a superhero. R The ride where you realise you’ll never be super-fast, and honestly, it sucks. A lot. R The ride where you realise that you’ll never be super-fast, but that’s okay, because this is still a lot of fun. R The ride when you realise you’re the asshole. R The ride that you’ve done a million times, where you can just shut your brain off and cruise without worrying about where you’re going. R The ride where you get to somewhere you’d normally only access by car and you realise you can go pretty much anywhere by bike. The sadistically magical ride when you put yourself through excruciating pain for a long time and it feels so good. R The ride when you realise your bike is worth way more than your car. R The ride when you bare your soul and talk about some heavy shit. R The ride where you hide beer in the woods for a mid-ride stop and revel in your own brilliance. R The ride where you head out with a problem and come home with the solution. R The endorphins ride. R The ride where you map out and navigate a mission on your own and you feel invincible. The ride that you never thought you could finish but somehow manage, and it realigns all your perceptions of what you’re capable of. R The ride you didn’t want to do, but you’re so happy you did. R The ride when you realise your bike is a piece of crap. The stop in the woods, lean your bike against a tree, sit down on a rock, and contemplate your life ride.