When you a riding a bike and pushing yourself to sprint up a hill or make a corner without slowing down you don't have much of an opportunity to think about anything else that what you are doing at that very moment.
Cycling forces you to be in the moment from start to finish. Gotta look out for traffic! Gotta make sure you change gears at the right time so that you can beat the time it took you to get home the other day! Gotta push to the top of the hill and feel the burn!
With each hill comes a new challenge to focus on and take your mind off the events of the day.
No matter how good or bad your day has been, riding your bike always makes it feel even better. Sometimes, when I'm feeling down or defeated I'll just hop on my bike and go riding for an hour or more. Before you know it I'm on top of the world again and things seem so much clearer than they did before.
Next time you need to clear your head, why not get yourself a set of bike wheels and go for a ride! Before long you'll be feeling like a champion.
This post is part of a series on what I love about cycling
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