When people see Oliver riding a bike and ask me questions about it, I always make sure to also emphasize the importance of cycling for Oliver to develop his self-confidence. Cycling for him has never been a mere hobby or a way to get to the scene. It is a state of flow, a source of confidence, of meditation, of self-affirmation, of happiness. If you're curious, I wrote in an article about how cycling has helped to build Oliver's confidence, which eventually reflected every aspect of his life (bio link).

Random Quotes:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

— ― Ralph Waldo Emerson