I have a unique job with the not so unique aspect of lots of travel and few days off. When I am home, I try to spend my time reconnecting with my wife and daughter. While I greatly enjoy your magazine, I am frequently depressed by reading about riding tips I can’t try or locations I only see from the window of a plane.
Thankfully with the growth of e-readers I can keep my archive with me and available at the push of a button (actually a swipe of the screen). For once maybe you could write about a boring ride or a bad day on the trail just to keep me sane. I know, an impossible task, “A bad day of riding is better than a good day or work”.
So for now I won’t cancel my subscription. As much as I envy all the dirt time you get I love my job and am extremely grateful for the opportunities it provides.
Director of Athletic Performance
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio TX
Thanks for the letter, Matt. I can only imagine how demanding your job must be during the season, and it sounds like riding time is a precious commodity in your world. I’m glad that our digital magazine can in some way satisfy your two-wheeled appetite. Still, swiping a screen is no substitute for twisting a throttle, though I guess this makes you appreciate the time you do get to spend behind your (likely tall) handlebar. We’ll continue to do our best to keep you sane, but your request for a story about a bad day or a boring ride might be tough to fulfill – as you mentioned, even a bad day of riding beats a good day of just about anything else! Stay stoked! – Chris Denison