Wheels of Steel WoS
Photo by Fernando / Three Bears for the Jollies Ride
Wheels of Steel WoS: Over the past year, RACINGMIX lifestyle design has been about Wheels of Steel WoS. If you’ve been with me recently, you know riding is what I live for – and if you haven’t been with me, it’s because I’ve been riding. Although I’m bummed it took three decades to figure that out, I’m delighted to have found this epic sport of expression. Joining Rock The Bike last spring solidified the lifestyle. Grabbed cycling by the (bull)horns and the lifestyle goes hard!
Behold, the Wheels of Steel WoS icon.
Wheels of Steel began as a weekly ride with my friend, Miles, to condition our legs for winter snowboarding. Bicycling kept the legs active in the off-season so that when we hit the high elevation mountain, our legs wouldn’t go sore. It worked, and the riding continued with influence from cycling friends, John & Chris (commute by bicycle in China / New Zealand), Russell (cat racer), Greg (cat racer), Dave (commute, single speed), Nick (commute, touring), and Paul (commute, performance, sustainable business). Although it was a combination of variables, their lead-by-example lifestyle allowed me to consider selling my car in winter of 2009, a choice that was considered impossible or unreasonable to others at the time. (The typical perspective is that it’s reasonable to drive to a gym to run on a treadmill). Today, I’m cycling 100 miles a week for sport, health, commute, and fun. For the record, there is more to come from Wheels of Steel!
Although I do not drink (notice the cap is intact), I can pick a stand out from hundreds of beers and drafts at Oakland’s Beer Revolution. I lead by example in the No Hangovers club.
Photo by Jillian / Forever 21 Ride
I want to thank my friends and family that together live and support my motto: RIDE EVERY DAY. – Wilson