Alive. Responsive. Strength. Adaptability. I love to ride bikes because the wind blowing in my face makes me feel alive. Riding my bike into a headwind shows my strength. Seeing my speed increase with a tailwind teaches me about responsiveness. Growing up with strong winds coming from different directions in KS taught me about adaptation. I regularly heard the saying "go wherever the wind blows you." I also had to learn how to stand in the wind, move against the wind, and move with the wind.