Preparation for the Flight

I enjoy cleaning my bike. Admittedly I have to force myself to do it most of the time. However, once I'm into it, I'm in the zone. I love how my hand glides through the top tube as I rinse it with water. I love how the cogset shines after I brush off all the grit and grime. And when everything's all lubed up and the frame's waxed up, the sight of it - all clean and shiny - takes my breath away. It's one of the joys that you just can't explain to someone who doesn't share the passion.