It’s seems we’re all supposed to be obsessed about Stormageddon™. We’ve got a media obsessed by ‘a bit of weather’. Does this highlight the increasing disconnect between normal life and nature?
As an increasingly indoor,man made, managed environment nation we appear to be starting to fear the natural. Seeing everything as a disruption of our lives, an unreal level of hardship, a barrier to everyday life just carrying on.
As mountain bikers we’re at least used to the feel of a bit of weather on our faces, used to just knuckling down and pedalling through the grime, used to the outdoors and its unpredictability. And it’s hard to believe there are people out there that think that this might seem something to overcome. People who aren’t used to getting cold, to getting wet, to getting dirty. They’re the people who think that riding a bike up and down a hill is some sort of extreme sport.
A bit of hardship is good for the soul, it provides a little reality check in our otherwise cosseted lives.
And with that I’m off out.
I’m heading out into the hills to ride, and get a bit of perspective.
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