These words compliment one another and become synonymous as those of us in the northern hemisphere begin our turn to the sun.
|Shorts, t-shirts, sun, bikes, happy girl|
And the mind?
Spring mountain biking is prime riding season in our desert home. Relatively moderate temperatures, longer days, bright florals contrasting with red rock, freshly tuned bikes, and pale legs abound at trailheads. Locals rush like lovers separated by a six month voyage to embrace favorite trails. Visitors from around the globe head to Moab, Sedona, and Grand Junction to test themselves in unforgiving, alien terrain of which we have no shortage.
Excitement is the catalyst for the mind's growth. Last year's skills and comfort level return quickly as our enthusiasm draws us to ride as frequently as possible. Confidence springs forth and we begin to wonder about new possibilities on the trail. With excited, fresh nerves it's much easier to pedal or drop into uncomfortable situations and nurture the mind.
|Travis keeping it straight|
|The other Jesse|
|Keri: MASSIVE growth with much more to come.|
|JSwell himself. Photo: Keri Gonna Be Selwyn|
"Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say 'Fuck it.'" -Johnny Knoxville