There was a moment last week of indescribable lightness. The kind of bliss that occurs when everything just dissipates and you're left with a sense of joy that comes very infrequently as an adult. Most days, I turn to the bike to erase the noise and static of the world into my own snow filled-channel zero. Last week with the family in Mexico, however, it was the sound of the breaking surf intermixed with the screams of joy of my children and the feeling of soft sand between the toes that created an even better channel zero. One that needed no suffering to generate. And when I realized what I felt like at that moment lying there on the beach, it was like the biggest sigh of relief I've ever had.
The next stage is happening. It's a massive career shift after 12 long years of building and growth at my last gig. I'm in between...and for the first time in a long time so excited for what lies ahead. New paths that will create new memories with new compatriots...along with all the required challenges. Lots has been brewing and there is so much work to be done...so much to innovate, create and renew belief in, this whole nation should be crushing it as far as I am concerned.
But first, some mountain biking to be done before the next decade push.