I had an epiphany while out on a mountain bike ride. Mountain biking was my first experience competing as a cyclist, but I went away from it while racing as a professional on the road. (I didn’t want to call up the director to say I couldn’t race after falling while riding off-road.) Now that I have stopped racing, mountain biking has become something that I very much enjoy. Yesterday, I realized why I enjoy it so much—fear. Mountain biking pushes the limits of what I am comfortable with and that is an exciting feeling—a challenge to be overcome on each ride.