The article linked above represents some of the best (maybe the best) writing I’ve ever seen in the mountain bike industry. The article ticks off a lot of common mountain bike experiences without feeling cliche, it toggles between serious and tongue-in-cheek without compromising its voice, and it reads naturally, like a normal person sharing conversation with you. Writing like this is refreshing, especially in an industry where most writing from “deep thinkers” sounds more like a junior-year philosophy major wearing out the servers over at thesaurus.com on the way to “crafting his masterpiece.” The author knew his topic, didn’t stray too far from it, and demonstrated general principles by referring to specific personal experiences. In short, it was excellent.
Just goes to show, all the best writers struggle with depression.