“The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He who has never learned to obey, cannot be a good commander.” Aristotle
“To climb steep hills, requires a slow pace at first.” William Shakespeare
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Unknown
“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” Paul Valery
“Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn
“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” Vince Lombardi
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
“Most people don’t stick with a challenge long enough to catch their second wind.” Unknown
“RAM backwards stands for More Accessible Roads.” Renaissance Man
“In order to become a more bicycle friendly America, we must first become a more friendly America.” Masher
“Pain is only weakness leaving the body.” Senior Drill Instructor SSGT Kur
By the way, the photo above was the last day Renaissance Man wore the vacation goatee. “Too itchy and irritating when sweating while on the bike,” he says.
If you were to look up the definition of bicycling it would probably read something like “the action of riding a bicycle.” I would also assume that the definition of a bicycle would state “a 2-wheeled mode of transportation with a seat, handlebars, and powered by pedals.”
If you were to ask RAM Cycling how we define bicycling, we would prefer to show you in person. There’s no better way to define bicycling than to experience it for yourself. I cannot list my personal definition of cycling passion in one simple article, because it is far too lengthy to tell my entire story, however I will try to touch on the highlights.
I define bicycling as: the act of pedaling a 2-wheeled vehicle over the roads that are less traveled, engulfing the air that surrounds this earth we live on, creeping up inclines while exerting all the energy I have stored, rapidly rolling down the descends recovering energy one mph at a time, viewing the awesome scenery that is my free and ever-changing art gallery offered by Mother Nature, releasing the weight of the stresses of everyday hustle and bustle in the real world, cleansing my soul, enjoying the moments of true friendship while riding with others, mashing the pedals when I need to or just want to, and coasting when I don’t, and relishing in the awesome joy of knowing that as long as I have my bike, I can go anywhere I want to!
IF I HAD TO DEFINE WHY I RIDE IN ONE SENTENCE:
Masher: “I ride because I am passionate about pedaling!”
Renaissance Man: “I ride because I feel that cycling is the ultimate form of prayer – taking God’s gifts, your life and your body, and you push them to your limits!”
Please post a comment below and let us know WHY YOU RIDE! Thanks