STRAVA, CUTE. ANALOG, REAL.
MOST OF US GOT A STRAVA EMAIL THIS WEEK TO WATCH OUR YEAR IN REVIEW. It’s a cute little video of the top moments according to STRAVA. They, the app, the AI have no clue what really happened this year and what motivates us.
Take our friend Ryan, on the day he separated from his wife he planned to meet us for a fun showdown ride and wound up breaking his neck… a freak crash that altered his life forever.
His road to recovery, posted on SoCal Cyclist, is a riveting tale we can all learn from. (I highly recommend reading this.)
We all had moments on the bike this year that we will never forget. It’s about the getting out, the living. These moments are the glue that hold our community together. I can't imagine life without them.
Like the time we took Justin out for his first mountain bike ride on the San Juan Trail, known for its ability to draw blood nearly every ride from even the most experience mountain bikers. He’ll never forget it, nor will I.
Or, more personally, the Santa Barbara Road Race where I forced a break when the wind shifted and went on to podium. I’d wanted to do a move like that for years… successfully.
STRAVA is cute. Analog is real.
What’s your top analog moment?