Do you have a Gravel bike? “Why don’t you attend more gravel events and competitions?” someone asked to me once. I don’t know, I’m not really intrigued by big events and I don’t like competition at all. However I should say that the organisation and also the atmosphere of Gravel Sul Serio has nothing to do with a competition and it turned out to be a very good way to discover the roads and paths along the banks of the Serio river.
Garfagnana came up from a sort of willingness of freedom, with restricted options due to the covid-19 regulations, with many of the accommodation facilities still closed, finding a way to travel in a group, together and in safety was not easy. Nothing that scares Ciclozenith, in fact, also this time the group had planned in detail and at 7 am on Saturday morning we left for Castelnuovo ne’ Monti.
A weekend to remember, while in Milan it was running Milanese Randonee for 120km on the average route, which I would have thought it was too much for myself. I learned once again how having a comfortable bike (like mine!), saving little energies on the way and looking beyond the horizon may be worth more than the strength you think you have or the training you have achieved.
I think we really need to reconnect with nature more often, we can feel so happy and laid-back. We often forget to feed our soul, convinced that it is enough to “do” to be happy. Travel, nature, fire, rain, being part of a balance that we cannot control, but which allows us to feel part of something, fills our voids, reminds us of the power we can only find in nature.
I thought a lot about the words of this article, I tried to understand if it has been because of the good vibes or because of the place or maybe because of the bonfires, but I still can’t explain what has been and how to describe it. It lasted only 24 hours, but it was unforgettable.
We need a perspective to design our path, like when we make our choices or we invest in a love story. Civitanova Bike Festival is a moment to look for prospectives, build new objectives, create connections, and share projects. In the meantime, it was an opportunity for me to explore a bit of Marche and Umbria! 😉