No one really cares about spacers.. I know I don't

because it doesn't matter. What does matter is that you think about how your weight is distributed on the bike and that you think about the constant ever changing dynamics between you, the road and where you are on the thing (as well as the surround). The real point is that biking is thinking. Likely that it starts out as a conscious cognitive process until it becomes a kind of body thinking. No matter your fitness level.. think of your position on a bike as an open conversation and an evolution that speaks to function. Find the comfort in the function. How long and low can you sit on a bike and still feel comfortable and neutral. Can you find your center of gravity and use it in different ways on the bike? Can you change your body to make the dialogue with the bike work better?Cycling can be an endless conversation between the mind, the body, and the road. There is this hysterical reaction I see evoked when you tell someone that their position to too high up front... when instead there's a possiblity of this wonderful adaptation between the body and the bike. Bikes are about balance, they teach us about balance. Where you put your hands has everything to do with where you find your balance. Play with this.... because there are consequences to being out of balance. I feel best on a bike when I'm in balance and connected to it. It's on me to find that. A stem isn't about your manliness (it' s just a stem/a part)... but how you sit on a bike can say alot about the nature of the conversation and the context of riding that works best for you. It's a dynamic. Provoking this conversation about the front of the bike and your body somehow becomes a kind of hysteria. Balance is a conversation.. it's the conversation. The one thing my bike is always teaching me.. is about balance.

Posted on November 11, 2011 and filed under Uncategorized.