Where am I going with this? Not sure, other than to say I've been thinking about a velocity process of self awareness; as a bike rider and a guy on this planet. I don't believe this stuff is static. You're either moving forward or backward in all areas and I think it's a mistake to wait until you're in a state of broken crackers to think in this way. I think the world is full of broken crackers. We just can't see them for the box they are neatly hiding within. Its not cool because it's living just half a life.
Segway... 'my mind is skying when I wake up'
As an athlete our body tells us stuff all the time. It screams at us actually, but that box we're trained to live in only likes its own brand and muffles our intuitive senses.
Listening to what the body is telling us is just half of the process though. A relationship is a two way street. As such we should be unapologetic in asking it direct questions about what it needs. (What do you specifically need, body? rest, nutrients, another hill repeat, honesty & liberation). Taking action to ask your self/body what it needs is universally different than just listening to it (thx&cred to SF). This is the proactive piece engaging the soul. It's an epic stepping out of the box, where the process of self awareness on and off the bike gets enhanced and accelerated.
I think everyone wants a happier and more productive life. I feel bad for those that don't, I feel even worse if they know better. I say live an epic life its a one shot deal.
Peace and roll strong.