CHOOSE JOY

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Choose Joy.
Choose your route.
Choose holding your arms aloft in victory.
Choose a puppy in a shopping basket.
Choose laughing maniacally through forests.
Choose a loud shiny bell.
Choose enjoying the pain.
Choose cake…..

With apologies to Irvine Welsh. Photograph above by Paul Calver, below by Nick Hussey.

Choose Joy.
Choose your route.
Choose holding your arms aloft in victory.
Choose a puppy in a shopping basket.
Choose laughing maniacally through forests.
Choose a shiny bell.
Choose to enjoy the pain.
Choose cake.
Choose components.
Choose the bear hug at the top of Ventoux.
Choose the smell of Spring.
Choose stroking deep carbon rims.
Choose Cav for the win.
Choose training because you love it, not because you should.
Choose two little pink eyes staring through mud.
Choose another lap.
Choose to build your own frame.
Choose a picnic.
Choose whizzing past traffic.
Choose berms.
Choose wooping like an idiot round hairpin bends.
Choose the trip to get there.
Choose your line.
Choose a tandem.
Choose a moment to take it all in.
Choose sprinting for signs.
Choose a polystyrene cup of hot tea.
Choose pushing yourself beyond.
Choose to fall asleep on the sofa.
Choose wheelies.
Choose screaming at the telly.
Choose smiling.
Choose grinning.
Choose whatever makes you happy.
Choose joy.

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