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We all ride for different reasons. Some ride for fitness and exercise. Others ride for fun and escapism. The reasons are as endless as the place where the ocean meets the sky. My reason is The Release.

Life can be a grind. You start your day. You end your day. Work, home, family, chores, repeat. Repeat. Repeat. The relentless patterns of our day-to-day life add to a psychological weight that we need to shed from time to time.

I find there is no better way to shed that weight than to place yourself in a situation that forces your mind to focus. I find that section of trail with a sustained downhill section. The more technical the better. Negotiating the trail at speed increases the risk of a serious crash. As I descend my mind is forced to focus on the trail. Everything else fades away and is released.

For me, I ride for the Release.

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# Comments

    • Dominic Wilbrink

      Awesome. Thanks for checking it out.

  • Tchaplin1

    well…should not have watched that during work. is that the sun I see out the window? Awesome video!

    • Dominic Wilbrink

      I’m impressed that you DID watch it during work!

    • Dominic Wilbrink

      One of the guys I ride with is a therapist. Just saying…

  • wareagle4130

    Nice video! It’s amazing how even on days when I don’t feel like riding, when it’s cold and overcast (as it’s been lately), or near 100 degrees outside or I am just feeling lazy, usually once I’m on the trail my mood clears and I feel invigorated. This video captured that feeling pretty well. Good job.

    • Dominic Wilbrink

      Nothing beats the feeling you get when your in the zone on a ride.

  • Vince DiCarlo

    Nice vid, totally the same feeling. Great to see the local trails also, I am a Bethlehem native

    • Dominic Wilbrink

      Sweet. See you out on the trails sometime!

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