18 Miles Per Hour

18 MilesPerHour is about riding through the world instead of just passing it by.
CYCLING IS NOT THERAPY.
Ever since the idea of therapy has been acceptable or even a known “thing”, that pearl has been thrown about almost mindlessly. So, we’re talking a couple decades or more.
And cyclists certainly don’t have exclusive rights to that saying.
“Running / swimming / triathlons / weightlifting / knitting / cooking is my therapy.”
And so on.
But I’ll only speak for the world of cycling.
It’s not.
Whether it be on the road or trail, a weekend jaunt or race, easy or intense, just the act of suiting up and rolling around on your bike is not therapy.
Therapy means more than just “me time” but it means introspection, observation, appreciation, processing and presence and I’ve seen enough surly guys out there on the road to know that just cruising along on two wheels ain’t that.
Cycling has more in common to the ride to therapist’s office.
Getting yourself in that car or bus or train and getting yourself to that appointment shows that you’re ready to commit.
Ready to listen and observe.
Ready to make yourself better.
So this year, I hope more and more of you suit up, get out into nature and listen.
Be present.
It’ll make you better.  
- Brian

CYCLING IS NOT THERAPY.
Ever since the idea of therapy has been acceptable or even a known “thing”, that pearl has been thrown about almost mindlessly. So, we’re talking a couple decades or more.
And cyclists certainly don’t have exclusive rights to that saying.
“Running / swimming / triathlons / weightlifting / knitting / cooking is my therapy.”
And so on.
But I’ll only speak for the world of cycling.
It’s not.
Whether it be on the road or trail, a weekend jaunt or race, easy or intense, just the act of suiting up and rolling around on your bike is not therapy.
Therapy means more than just “me time” but it means introspection, observation, appreciation, processing and presence and I’ve seen enough surly guys out there on the road to know that just cruising along on two wheels ain’t that.
Cycling has more in common to the ride to therapist’s office.
Getting yourself in that car or bus or train and getting yourself to that appointment shows that you’re ready to commit.
Ready to listen and observe.
Ready to make yourself better.
So this year, I hope more and more of you suit up, get out into nature and listen.
Be present.
It’ll make you better.
- Brian

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