In a lot of my recent posts, I seem to be touching on the fact that when I’m out on my bike it’s the only break my mind gets during the day.  I’ll be running off in a thousand different directions and trying to juggle about 87 things all at the same time, so my mind never gets a breather.  Even as I’m getting my jersey on, pumping up my tires, and loading up my water bottles, my mind still seems to be racing with this thing or that.

But the second I clip in and start pumping my legs, it all changes.  Now I’d like to say that I leave it all sitting on my doorstep as I ride off….this is mostly true. But even when I’m out riding, I pretty much always seem to have a few thoughts about the projects of my day.  However, there is one difference.  When I’m on the bike, all these thoughts seem to be in slow motion.  It’s like I get a chance to organize, separate, and take a clearer look at what needs to be done and how it is going to happen.  The bike allows for a different perspective on things…an improved perspective.

So many times I’ll be working on something or trying to process a situation at home or in the office, but when I think about these same things while out on the bike… all seems so clear and simple. This is just another of the reasons why I love cycling so much.  A better environment, and a much better perspective.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Fed Ex logo…..but did you know about the arrow that is found within the logo?  I know I didn’t before passing a Fed Ex truck one day while out on a ride.  I had seen it a million times before, but out there on my bike with a clear head….the different perspective allowed me to see that arrow that now appears so clearly.

If you’ve never seen the arrow, take a look at the white space between the E and x.  It’s all about perspective, baby…..and I love the one I get while I’m Loving the Bike.

Enjoy Your Ride

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