The Daily Grind of Life in the Saddle

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The early morning wake up, the strong coffee, the carb-heavy breakfast, airing up tires to your preferred pressure… All in preparation for hours spent in the saddle. Sprinting, drafting, climbing, suffering up that 12% grade, the feeling of the tires humming gracefully along smooth pavement. Being self-propelled through familiar surroundings evokes an almost childlike sense of wonder and bliss. These are the sights, sounds, and feelings that all cyclists know and love. This is why we ride. This is why we suffer. There is a Monstrow inside all of us.

-NDR

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