Ep. 53: The Nine Mile Ride: Essay by Dr. Bryan Gill

The Storied Outdoors

28-09-2022 • 28 mins

The Nine Mile Ride

“It’s been true in my life that when I’ve needed a mentor, the right one shows up.” –Ken Blanchard

In this essay episode, Dr. Gill reflects on the impact cycling and mentors have had in his life over the years. This essay covers a lot of territory from learning to ride a bike for a cub scout bike-a-thon in the 80s, to a hilarious encounter with Bo Jackson at Bo Bikes Bama in 2016, to riding the New York City Five-Boros ride in 2022. Over the years, cycling has been a way for Bryan to gain clarity through the outdoors. This was never more true than when Bryan had a transformative nine-mile-ride that rocked his world in 2018.

Be sure to check out the links below that are mentioned in this essay.

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring article- https://www.evidencebasedmentoring.org/top-25-mentoring-relationships-in-history/

Learn More about C.S. Lewis' mentor, W.T. Kirkpatrick in this article- https://apilgriminnarnia.com/2012/10/04/mentor/

Learn More about Bo Bikes Bama here.

Learn More about NYC 5 Boros Ride here.

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If you have questions or comments please send them to thestoriedoutdoors.com In introduction music written and recorded by Brad Hill. This essay was also read to you by Brad Hill.

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