18 Miles Per Hour

18 MilesPerHour is about riding through the world instead of just passing it by.
I’M STILL DOING MY LAP.
Those of you who’ve done 24 hour races will recognize this thing. The sawed-off segment of a dowel is the life of a team.
It’s the baton. As in the baton.
It’s to be passed from one teammate to the next in the transition tent. It’s to be protected with your life.
As a soloist, I got mine and promptly tucked it into my ever-present-in-my-jersey-pocket Ziploc bag of supplies that I bring on every ride. Not having to pass it on to anyone, I promptly forgot about it.
I recently discovered it, then tucked it back in there and hopefully it’ll never come out. It’s like, if I never pass it on, my time out there will never have to end.
I’m not ready to take it out.
I’m not ready to pass the baton. 

I’M STILL DOING MY LAP.

Those of you who’ve done 24 hour races will recognize this thing. The sawed-off segment of a dowel is the life of a team.

It’s the baton. As in the baton.

It’s to be passed from one teammate to the next in the transition tent. It’s to be protected with your life.

As a soloist, I got mine and promptly tucked it into my ever-present-in-my-jersey-pocket Ziploc bag of supplies that I bring on every ride. Not having to pass it on to anyone, I promptly forgot about it.

I recently discovered it, then tucked it back in there and hopefully it’ll never come out. It’s like, if I never pass it on, my time out there will never have to end.

I’m not ready to take it out.

I’m not ready to pass the baton. 

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