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Life Lessons from My Bike Part 2:

Tyres, People, Pressure

As avid Mountain Cyclist we are a pretty independent lot -often preferring the lone spaces with our bike and trail. We can also sometimes be characterized by our loved ones as "not too open to feedback". This can sometimes lead to pressure building in a relationship and people bouncing off each other much like an overly inflated tyre bouncing you off the side of the trail.

Pressure in a relationship works like the pressure in your tyres:
Soft people and soft conditions need the lowest pressures to get the maximum performance. Too much pressure and you will bog down and get stuck in the sand. Too much pressure with your softer spouse and watch how fast you dig yourself a hole.

Moderate pressure for moderate people and conditions gives you the maximum compliance to hold your line in the corners - too much and you won't connect with the ground, lose traction in the corner and crash. Too much people pressure creates resistance, bumping you off your relationship line, and you crash....

So check your surroundings and your internal pressures: With any luck you will arrive at Ridetheberg with a balance of pressure in your tyres and support from the people you love.

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Look forward to seeing you at the end of the month

Chris, Loretta and the Drakensberg trails team
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