I often feel like my favourite thing about my life on two wheels is the way that bicycles allow me to make friends with people regardless of their location, their language, or their age.
Because of bikes I have friends who are 4, and friends who are 64. Recently, I've noticed a neat coincidence about my different friends across that 60 year window... the friends at the far ends of the spectrum - the youngest friends and the oldest friends - teach me the same life lessons. Lessons like the importance of moving a little slower and making time to play, spending lots of days completely absorbed by the present moment, and to always share stories about whatever sparks your smile.
Phil Lingren lives on the long end of that 60 year window, and I've been following him around our snow covered trails all winter. It's been an absolute pleasure to spend time in his presence, to hear his reminders of those important life lessons, and to learn about all the different ways that bicycles are keeping him youthful.
Life In The Loops Chapter Two - Carving Time with Phil Lingren, coming soon.