A bloomin’ good time

Modern day studies have proven what Luther knew instinctively in his day: flowers make people happy. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, young or old, rich or poor – flowers will make you smile, elicit ‘oohs and aahs’ and just make your day more enjoyable. It’s no different for us mountain bikers. With our riding mostly concentrated in the flower-rich months of the year, I would bet flowers have caused many of you to stop and enjoy a happy moment.

Flowers are like fashion accessories for our biking photos, adding a pop of colour to our standard uniform’ of brown and green.

What is temporarily a dead landscape is brought to life by the power of flowers.

Like a rainbow that has fallen and shattered in to a million pieces, alpine flowers provide us with some of our happiest moments when the timing is right.

Yellow flowers are like the sunshine’s on-the-ground army, bringing warmth and happiness to those they surround (dandelions are the exception).

It doesn’t necessarily take hundreds of flowers to feel happy; even one flower can bring joy to an otherwise drab and lonely landscape.

Happiness can come in any colour and number but it’s always better when shared.

Luther would be pleased to know that 85 years later us modern day folks still find happiness in flowers. So get out and enjoy some bloomin’ good times on the trail this year!

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