They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. After nearly ten years absence from mountain biking – I finally rekindled my connection with a set of wheels and the earth beneath. Here’s a glimpse into my first experience back.
You know when you have an on going conversation with someone that’s spans over a lifetime. One that you can pick up without a stitch, right where you left off, no matter how long the break is. That’s the sign of a true friendship and that’s exactly how I felt when I hit the dusty trails for the first time since my accident.
As much as I dig getting my rocks off flying down the mountain, which I do, I am totally enamoured with my new found ability to experience nature during the summer months. My mind is being constantly blown with the vistas, the sounds and the smells that can only found in the ever changing outdoor world.
My deepest gratitude goes to the folks at Olympia Cycle & Ski for helping me bring this bike to life. As well my sincere thanks to Gavin Smart, Bill Sanders and their comrades for showing me what the North Okanagan has to offer.